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      An app a day keeps the bad grades away

      Teachers at Boyne City schools are using technology through Apple to build course apps for their students to use on their iPads.


      T

      eachers at
      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.


      E

      ach course has power



      points

      ,

      books

      ,

      and videos where the teachers explain the course



      work.


      "

      You're right the

      re

      teaching with the students

      ,

      if you
      they can't get something they can rewind the video until they understand it," Wildman explained.


      B

      oyne
      City teachers have created over 50 courses this school year for a variety of classes ranging from biology to woodworking.


      S

      ome of the courses are being downloaded by other teachers around the country

      .



      W

      ildman's most popular course has been downloaded more than 8

      ,000 times

      .


      B

      oyne
      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.


      E

      lementary school
      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.


      W

      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.

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