iPad Pilot Program Helping Students
According to a survey of students, the inventive new iLearn SF program, which provides students with iPads at home and at school, is helping students increase their achievement levels.
Students at six Title I schools were identified as qualifying for tutoring assistance through the Federal Supplemental Education Services program. Beginning in November 2011, the District provided Skill Centers, an after school tutoring program in reading and mathematics, using iPads. In January, parents/guardians of fifth grade students enrolled in Skill Centers were invited to training sessions to learn about the devices prior to taking them home. The entire family was encouraged to use the iPad.
According to surveys, the iPads were used nearly daily in homes, most of the free apps used were related to math practice, and each student stated the iPads helped overall school success.
All costs were covered by required federal expenditures for the Supplemental Education Services program.
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