COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Thanks to a generous donation from Arthrex Inc., many Collier County high school science classes now incorporate iPADS in the lesson plans.
The company donated 6 iPADS to five classrooms at each high school, including one for the teacher.
Biology teacher Mary Marshall at Golden Gate High School loves incorporating the iPAD into her lesson plans.
"20 years ago we started with a chalkboard and a box of chalk and I've used various types of technology but this is my first experience with the iPAD," she says. She says there was a little bit of a learning curve when it comes to introducing the technology, but the students respond well because they are so familiar with it already.
She says, "it engages the students, they like it, it's their world. In fact, the program is called 'teach me in my world' and it allows them to show me what they know instead of it being instruction driven it is inquiry driven. The students love it, they look forward to it every day, they come in and ask me what we're doing."
Marshall says the students seem to understand the concepts better when using the iPADS, and the students enjoy the technology in the classroom as well.
Connor Lucas says, "it's actually really cool, it's a better learning experience because it is more hands on and it's really cool because it's more technological."
Marshall says she hopes eventually all students will have their own iPADS in the classroom.