Are iPads Good for Children’s Homework?

A child using an iPad sitting on couch

Many educators and parents ask about how beneficial it is for students to use cutting-edge technology for homework and studies, such as the iPad. These devices have become extremely popular in today’s modern educational programs, as many schools and universities provide access to iPads or other tablets. 

In today’s blog, St. Cecelia provides some of the many benefits that come with students using iPads for their homework. 

The Benefits of Using an iPad for Homework

#1. iPads are Easy to Access and Portable

One of the top reasons why iPads are great for educational use is due to how easily accessible and portable these devices are, empowering students to take their work and studies wherever they go.

For example, if a teacher decides to take their students outside or to a different location for their class period, students can easily bring their iPads along and have complete access to all course materials or other resources they may need. 

iPads also provide an easy-to-use interface that allows students to quickly find the resources they need or take notes in a speedy manner. By offering a tool that is both easily accessible and portable, students can be set up for success when using an iPad for their studies. 

#2. iPads Build Important Skills

Using an iPad can build important skills that they will need to thrive in our digital world. First, children would actively learn typing, multi-touch navigation, and problem-solving (with the help of special puzzles and games offered on iOS). 

For kids who are limited based on their developed motor skills, operating a traditional keyboard, mouse, and computer screen can be a hurdle. The touch screen and all-in-one components that make up the iPad make it much easier for students with special needs to master the classroom process. 

On top of the dextrous skills that iPads can help develop, these devices have also been linked to having a positive impact on literacy and numeracy skills. Based on recent academic research published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, interactive apps can greatly support early academic development.

#3. iPads Inspire Creativity

Children need creative inspiration that comes by playing with dolls, building with Legos, or drawing with crayons. These activities help build important motor skills, as well as engage their imagination and creative thinking capability. 

iPads don’t replace these creative activities; they accentuate them! With a vast array of programs that offer interactive educational games, puzzles, or drawing/coloring applications, iPads are a great way to inspire a student’s creativity when they are allowed and want some screen time. 

Give Your Child a Head Start at St. Cecelia

At St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School, we utilize iPads and other technology to provide the best educational experience for our students. As technology evolves, so do our students’ educational needs. Our iPad program ensures that each student has access to the best resources and programs available on iOS. If you’d like to learn more, contact us today or drop by for a visit!

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