iPads replace chalk in class

BY EVA TEJSZERSKI

The colouring-in pencils and story time sing-a-longs are not gone yet, but the digital invasion has already taken hold in the classroom.

Teachers say it is making Australia's younger generation smarter and more confident.

Children as young as eight are using iPads, iPod touches, iPod shuffles and digital cameras. Their engagement levels are so high their results improve with each swipe of a screen.

Results revealed technology boosted childrens' numeracy and literacy skills through the use of timetable apps for mathematics and comprehension exercises for English.

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iPads replace chalk in class (St George & Sutherland Shire Leader)