Boyne City schools are taking iPad learning to the next level by creating their own course apps.
Rebecca Wildman's fourth grade english class is learning through a special poetry course on their iPad. Wildman developed this app and eight others since the beginning of the year.
ach course has power
and videos where the teachers explain the course
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teaching with the students
they can't get something they can rewind the video until they understand it," Wildman explained.
City teachers have created over 50 courses this school year for a variety of classes ranging from biology to woodworking.
ome of the courses are being downloaded by other teachers around the country
ildman's most popular course has been downloaded more than 8
City school district put an iPad into every students hands this fall thanks to bond money. This technology shift is saving big bucks for the district.
Principal Fred Sitkins says this year alone his school has saved $12,000.
Most of the work
is now being done electronically so we don't have to print off resources and we are already recognizing some of those savings," Sitkins said.
ildman says the student engagement
has gone up since introducing her course apps. She says students are getting better grades and are more frequently turning in homework.