Midyear iPad Report By Jet Sze and Kaitlyn Tran In the 2012-2013 school year, the incoming 6th graders received personal iPads. This was because the school wanted to experiment with using technology to help students learn. In this article, the pros and cons of the 6th grade iPads are discussed. We interviewed some people in the CAIS community about the new iPads. First we interviewed 6th Grade Teacher, Mr. Jake Sproull: Jet and Kaitlyn: How do you like the iPad program? Mr. Sproull: There are some benefits but sometimes in class it is a little distracting. Jet and Kaitlyn: What good things do you like about the iPads? Mr. Sproull: I really like that you can go quickly to the Internet and some of the apps are great. Jet and Kaitlyn: Should we have the iPad program for the next years grade? Mr. Sproull: I think we should have it again because it makes learning more fun. We also interviewed 6th grader, Henry Peterson: Jet and Kaitlyn: how do you like the iPads Henry: They are good. I find them really fun. Jet and Kaitlyn: Do you think we should have them next year? Henry: Yes, because we can email, check homework and google things. Jet and Kaitlyn: What are the disadvantages? Henry: It crashes a lot though... We also interviewed 7th Grader, Crissy Sak about the 6th Graders having iPads. Jet and Kaitlyn: Are you jealous about the sixth graders having iPads? Crissy Sak: Yeah I have to admit, but it is going to be a great experience for the 6th graders. Jet and Kaitlyn: Do you think the whole middle school should get them and why? Crissy Sak: I donâ€™t think so because the 6th graders and teachers will understand how to operate them also I think that is too much money to spend just on iPads. So from our evaluations, it seems that the 6th grade overall likes the iPads and we personally both like the iPads.
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