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    Second-grade teacher Heather Blake works with Clara Miller on an iPad as classmate Nicholas Ambrozy does a book report on May 13 at James Elementary School in Arlington, Va. Blake’s second-grade class is part of a pilot program in which students get iPads that they can take home to work on assignments such as book reports that include QR codes to launch digital versions. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:00 pm | Updated: 8:01 am, Wed Jul 16, 2014.

WASHINGTON — Social studies students in a District of Columbia middle school use a touch screen to swipe through the articles of the Constitution. A fifth-grade teacher in Arlington, Va., sends video lessons to students as homework so she can spend more time helping them in class.

And Heather Blake, an Arlington second-grade teacher, was able to keep assignments flowing during the many snow days this past winter, sending daily messages with grammar lessons and math activities, directing homebound students to measure the snow drifts or follow a recipe for snow ice cream.

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  • Stephen Hauf posted at 7:56 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    stevehf Posts: 21

    There could be great potential in using tablets and programming to help students with dyslexia ( a reading disorder) . It is certainly worth exploring.

     
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