Schools testing waters of iPad, tablet curriculum

While some Johnson County schools are starting to equip every student with an iPad to use in class or even take home, one local school district is taking a slower approach.

Greenwood school officials know students need to start using more technology in class, but they don’t know whether iPads or laptops are better for students.

They also don’t know what kinds of lessons teachers can or should use tablets and computers for, or whether Greenwood should pay for the devices or let students bring their own.

To find those answers, Greenwood put iPads and laptops in the hands of 109 students enrolled in two middle school science classes, a high school English class and a high school Spanish class.


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