Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children – InformED

A recent study has found that kindergartners who use iPads in school are likely to score higher on literacy tests than those who do not.

The study, which was carried out in Auburn, Maine early last year, looked at 266 kindergartners who had been given free iPads to use in class as part of an experiment. Out of the 266 students, 129 were given lessons using iPads, while the remaining 137 were taught through traditional methods.

The results, which were published on Apple’s unofficial tech blog, TUAW, showed that in addition to better scores in every literacy test, children who were taught through the use of an iPad also showed an increased interest in learning and were more enthusiastic about going to school.”

Source: www.opencolleges.edu.au

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