Australian students test the iPad's educational value

04/2/2013 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Three kindergarten classrooms in Queensland, Australia, are participating in a yearlong study to determine whether the iPad can improve achievement in literacy and maths, as well as whether the devices help develop students' creativity. "There have been past studies examining young children's use of iPads and smart phone technology but this is the first to link the use with literacy and numeracy through creative applications," said Sandra Gattenhof, associate professor at Queensland University of Technology School of Media, Entertainment, and Creative Arts.

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