Arizona District Tests Use of iPads in Class

Friday, January 6, 2012

A pilot program in the Higley Unified School District will allow students to use iPads in four classrooms starting this month.

A pre-algebra class at Centennial and Gateway Pointe elementary schools and a government class at Higley and Williams Field high schools will use the iPads in their classroom instruction.

The students will share 140 iPads to see how well the tablets work in Higley schools, said Ben Harrison, a teacher on assignment who works in the educational technology department and is helping to lead the project.

"We're looking towards the future," Harrison said. "We want to be 21st-century educators for the 21st-century learner."

Higley is among a growing list of K-12 school districts and universities using this newest technology in the classroom.

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