By Laura Barnhardt Cech
It almost sounds like a high school senior’s idea — along with Friday skip days and free vending machine snacks —”iPads for everyone” in schools!
But more and more administrators and teachers at area schools are proposing bringing iPads, the popular tablet electronics into the classroom. The hope is to add multi-media elements to lessons, equip students with technology they’ll use in college, and lighten backpacks.
“We hope the iPads will become personal learning devices,” says Julia Maxey, instructional technology coordinator and English teacher at Severn School. “Eventually, they’ll be replacing binders, notepads, and, one day, textbooks.”