The White House will unveil plans Friday for a research center that aims to bring more digital learning into the nation's classrooms.
The center, dubbed "Digital Promise," will aid the rapid development of new learning software, educational games and other technologies, in part through helping educators vet what works and what doesn't.
On Wednesday evening, over one hundred students and parents gathered in the cafeteria of Pantera Elementary School to attend the launch of the iPad 2 Pilot Program. This innovative program allows all of the school’s sixth grade students to have their own iPads, which may be used both in and out of the classroom.
In March and June, THE Journal reported on The Master's Academy and the challenges it was tackling on the way to becoming Florida's first iPad school. The private, interdenominational Christian institution in Oviedo has since handed out nearly 1,000 of the devices to students in ninth through 12th grade. According to Mitchell Salerno, principal, the transition to a more digital educational environment has gone surprisingly well so far.