New York school district converts 75% of its curriculum to Apple’s iPad

“All students in grades 3 through 9 in the affluent Mineola, N.Y., school district have been equipped with Apple’s iPad, in an aggressive and ambitious initiative that has converted some 75 percent of its students’ instructional days to the touchscreen tablet,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The Mineola Union Free School District, located in the New York City suburb of Mineola, is in the fifth year of an initiative equipping its students with iPads for the bulk of classroom lessons,” Hughes reports. “The progress being made was detailed by Gail Robinson of The Hechinger Report, after she spent a day with 24 third-graders at Jackson Avenue School.”

Read more in the full article here.

“By embracing iPads while keeping the traditional model of one teacher working with 20-some children, the small school district offers a vision of what the future of digital learning might be,” Gail Robinson reports for The Hechinger Report.

Follow a typical day in an iPad-centric third-grade classroom here.

MacDailyNews Take: Congrats to the lucky iPad-wielding students and teachers of the Mineola Union Free School District!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Edward W.” for the heads up.]


  1. Like neighborhoods, all school districts are not the same.

    Let’s hope educators find a way to make cutting edge technology teaching to all students.

  2. Let’s hope they do a better job than the grossly incompetent LAUSD nincompoops out here in Los Angeles. You would also think by now there are iron-clad educational apps for iPads beyond reproach, suitable for any school district.

    1. I don’t understand why people are down voting you. Everything in Los Angeles is poorly run. It is so bureaucratic here. Nothing gets done efficiently and within budget. So many fsck tards out there voting down without knowing the facts or just plain trolls.

  3. I work as a math tutor, and having used both paper and computer-based curricula, would like to warn readers that computer-based textbooks and curricula can be vastly over-hyped and oversold. Paper textbooks and printed documents are still far superior to phone / tablet / computer -based resources in many instances. There are advantages and disadvantages to both media types.

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