Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bursley Elementary Sum Fun Math Uses iPads

Bursley Elementary started using iPads with their after school "Sum Fun Math" group this week.  It was so much fun to use the iPads to practice math skills and see the students so motivated and engaged.  


We have been doing this after school group since the beginning of March and I have never seen these struggling students so motivated to do math.  


Not only that, but they were sharing iPads, which required teamwork and helping each other.  One student even commented, "Look, we have to work together.  Just like when we work as a team in writing."  


Also heard today, "This is way cooler than my mom's Nook."  


The best part is the speed at which these students recalled their facts. We saw dramatic improvement in recall facts within 10 minutes. 


Thanks, Jenison Community, for helping us to get technology into the hands of our students.

Keriann Poquette
Bursley Elementary School

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