Technology Is Changing The Way Students Learn
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Classroom technology is rapidly changing.
Long time school supplies such as pencils, paper, and chalk boards now take a back seat to computers.
The dramatic shift is in full display in one Twin Falls kindergarten class.
Learning has a new meaning for this kindergarten class at Perrine Elementary School.
Instead of the traditional pencil and paper students are learning though iPads.
"What I'm using is a verity of apps trying to meet the needs of each individual learner” said Holly Dickinson Teacher, Perrine Elementary.
Holly Dickenson has seen immediate benefits; students are learning numbers, shapes, colors, and sounds.
"Some of my favorite ones that I enjoy, I've been able to use Starfall, I have one called Letter Muncher and I have a counting board one that we are starting with math as well” said Holly Dickinson Teacher, Perrine Elementary.
Some education apps on the iPad or the android tablet are free, while most are at a low price of $2.99.
Students are using different types of motor skills while hearing and touching the screen.
Parent’s becoming involved while kids use the iPad is key to learning.
"Actually sitting down with them and watching what they are doing and interacting with them while using the technology is valuable” said Holly Dickinson Teacher, Perrine Elementary.
Technology that is changing the way students learn.