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Do iPads in the Classroom Boost Test Scores? Do we even care if they boost "test scores?"

Do iPads in the Classroom Boost Test Scores? Do we even care if they boost "test scores?"

Last year, the school board in Auburn, Maine okayed the outlay of $200,000 for 285 iPad 2 tablets to be given to kindergarten students and teachers starting in the fall. While experts question the use of digital resources, and their possible contribution to the rise in student plagiarism , Apple has already conducted a survey on their use amongst our youngest students. Here are the initial results: A new study shows that students who use iPads in the classroom score better in literacy tests than those who don’t. As previously reported, educators in Auburn, Maine began instructing 266 kindergarteners using the iPad 2 this fall, and those who used the tablet scored higher on literacy tests and were more enthused about learning, according to Apple blog TUAW . The study, conducted in Auburn, Maine, randomly assigned half of the districts 16 kindergarten classes to use iPads fo...

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