Socorro Students Receive iPads for Algebra Class
POSTED: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 5:37pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 4:10pm
SOCORRO- Algebra is going hi-tech in the Socorro School District.
Students will compute their equations with new iPads. Socorro's the first district in Texas to outfit students with the technology. The iPads offer the first-ever algebra app and students will carry them instead of conventional textbooks.
"It makes it more exciting it will probably make it more easier because say you forget like what the teacher said all you have to do is go click the video and it'll explain it all over again," says student Anthony Sida.
"I think it's going to make it easier for us, instead of carrying those huge text books but I’m excited I think everybody is excited," says Atziri Felix.
Federal stimulus money paid for the iPads. Two classes at each high school will use the algebra app and their classmates will study the subject with a textbook. Then, Soccoro will analyze and compare the scores of both groups.