From the Globe story about the proposal in Wellesley requiring that parents purchase iPads for all 5th graders..
Teachers and students who participated in the Schofield pilot said that having personal iPads allowed children individualized learning experiences, fostered cooperative learning skills and helped children appreciate the iPad as a tool instead of a toy….
…fifth graders who participated in the 1:1 pilot showed improvements in math scores on their MCAS tests, though the site notes that it is difficult to correlate improvements with a single factor.
but would this work in Newton?
Families would have to supply the iPads for their children….
…In the second option, families who lease to own could get an iPad through the district for $155 per year….