Early results are positive from Maine school's kindergarten iPad program

02/16/2012 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

A program that last fall provided iPad tablet computers to a group of kindergarten students in Maine was shown to improve their test scores, a report released Wednesday shows. The students used the devices for pre-reading lessons, and preliminary tests showed their scores were statistically higher in recognizing sounds and writing letters than those of students who did not use the devices, the report found. "We're pleased with such a short window of using iPads as instructional tools," district superintendent Katy Grondin said.

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