‘Grove Staff In Maine Studying iPads For Kindergarten

'Grove Staff In Maine Studying iPads For KindergartenPOTTSTOWN PA – Representatives of the Pottsgrove School District traveled this week (Nov. 12-16, 2012) to Auburn ME to attend a three-day conference about using tablet computers like iPads in elementary schools, the district reported at its Twitter account.

The Auburn School District several years ago invested about $200,000 to buy iPads for all its kindergarten students, a move that was publicly criticized as extravagant at the time. Research since then shows the children have significantly increased reading and math skills, and the district is holding its second conference to demonstrate how it uses iPads as teaching tools. Auburn has since bought the devices for its first-graders too.

A story on Maine television station WSCH reported the conference attracted teachers and participants from as far away as Japan. Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen was among those featured in the station’s story.

Pottsgrove’s Tweet did not announce who attended the meeting on its behalf.

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