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By: Clint Boulton, eWeek
Teachers at a south Wales school say investing in smartphones and MP3 players has helped pupils improve their literacy skills Teachers at Ysgol Glannau Gwaun, a primary in Fishguard with stunning views across Cardigan Bay, are convinced their pupils are benefiting from their iPads and iPods. The school invested in 16 iPads and 20 iPods specifically to improve literacy skills among its 247 pupils, thinking the boys especially might react positively to the technology.
As someone who has just bought an iPad , I can personally appreciate its potential to become the dominant force in the digital book wars.
“They said they didn’t know what to do with it. Maybe put it in a small notebook,” Rubinstein said later.
Apple's Phil Schiller announced a new textbook experience for the iPad called iBooks 2 on Thursday.
By Jonny Evans Apple's [ AAPL ] plan to bring better educational tools to children worldwide could include a solar-powered iPad rig equipped with pico projectors and more, except the solution doesn't come from Apple -- but does use iPads.