Thursday, January 30, 2014
iPads as Teaching Tools
Cherry Hill Elementary Open House Feb 5
Released by Tashara Ziara, PCU
hen Pavi and Gurdeep Toor of Mission, BC, discovered their son was struggling academically, they hired a private tutor who began working with him using an iPad and various applications designed to improve his reading, writing and math skills.
The results were remarkable and the Toors wanted all of the children at
Cherry Hill Elementary where their two sons attend school to have the same
Knowing the school could not afford iPads for the children, the Toors turned to the community, initiating a campaign to raise $17,500 to purchase a complete iPad lab for the students of Cherry Hill Elementary.
Amazingly, within less than two months, they had the entire $17,500, half of which was donated by Prospera Credit Union, a local financial institution with strong roots in the community of Mission. The project has also been endorsed by Bill Tam, President and CEO of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA).
See how this innovative technology is being used to improve foundational skills and transform the way students learn. Students, teachers and parents from Cherry Hill will be on hand from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm to demonstrate how the iPads are being used and talk about the impact of this project on a school that would not traditionally have funding for such innovative technology.
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