Perkiomen Valley students using iPads for reading lessons

    Feeling a bit behind the times? You will once you hear elementary and middle school students in Collegeville are learning with iPads. No, not iPods. Not iPhones. iPads.

    As part of a pilot program developed with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding, the Perkiomen Valley School District purchased eight iPads for the district’s six elementary and middle schools.

    Eight. For six schools. Sounds like those puppies will take a long time to circulate. The Mercury reports teachers are using the devices for reading, math and science lessons.

    The effectiveness of the iPads will be studied sometime within the next school year, at which point the district will need to decide whether to expand or continue the program — provided the district has the funds to buy more iPads.

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