Yes, they even got an app for that.
JSYK reports (via New York Times) that an increasing number of schools across the country are replacing textbooks with iPads, because they find that the small little gadget can enhance the learning experience and is universal for education.
The iPads are being distributed by schools to students and teachers, and allow students to learn lessons, correspond with teachers and turn in assignments. Teachers applaud the iPads as a way to present animation and games making Math and English much easier to comprehend.
Despite the current fad, the educational value of the hi-tech devices has yet to be backed by research.
Larry Cuban, a professor at Stanford University said, “There is very little evidence that kids learn more, faster or better by using these machines. iPads are marvelous tools to engage kids, but then the novelty wears off and you get into hard-core issues of teaching and learning.”
Do you want to go to a school that utilizes iPads? Or would you rather learn the more old-fashion way?