IPads to Help Instruct Kelly Kindergartners

An iPad Center was made possible through PTA funds and a private donation.

iPads are a hot commodity. Oprah declared the item her "most favorite thing" in 2010. In 2011 when the iPad 2 arrived in Carlsbad, waited more than 24 hours outside to get his hands on it. 

Starting this fall, kindergarten students entering  will kick-start their education with an iPad center purchased through PTA funds, supplemented by a private donation. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, believes, “The new technology will help ignite the students’ love of learning and enable them to become critical thinkers.”

Kelly now joins in providing iPad access to kindergarten students to enhance reading fluency. In addition, Kelly students in grades four and five will participate in an iPad Learning Lab pilot program to support in-depth math lessons and academic standards in other curricular areas to meet the students’ individual needs.

Kelly Elementary states: “We are delighted at this opportunity to place cutting-edge technological tools in the hands of our children to enhance differentiated instruction and engage students. This is one more shining example of our Carlsbad family coming together to invest in the future of our community through our kids.”

Anthony Carrasco June 20, 2011 at 07:52 PM
I think this is a great idea and is potentially a really valuable tool. I also think that this has the potential to be even more valuable in the high school setting. As a high schooler, I turn in so many typed papers and if teachers and students had ipads everything would be digital and more organized. From typing it and editing, to the teachers grading and making corrections, this is a great idea that I think should be looked into more.


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