“Apple has been involved in the education market for decades, but the release of the iPad could be the most significant contribution the company has ever made,” Jim Dalrymple reports for The Loop.

“A new research study shows that Kindergartner students using iPads scored better on literacy tests than students that didn’t use the device,” Dalrymple reports. “The study, conducted in Auburn, Maine, randomly assigned half of the districts 16 kindergarten classes to use iPads for nine weeks. In all, 129 students used an iPad, while 137 students were taught without an iPad. Each of the 266 students were tested before and after the iPads were introduced into the classroom.”

Dalrymple reports, “According to the literacy test results classes using the iPads outperformed the non-iPad students in every literacy measure they [on which they] were test[ed].”

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MacDailyNews Take: Schools that do not provide Apple iPads as soon as possible are doing their children and teachers a tremendous disservice.

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