A Purdue University summer program is helping teachers learn to use computer tablets to help young students learn social studies.
The program is sponsored by the James F. Ackerman Center. It aims to equip teachers at elementary grade levels with tools to better incorporate social studies into reading and literacy.
The Journal & Courier reports eight teachers from four local school districts are participating in the three-day program.
The teachers have received a two-hour crash course on technology, learning to apply a number of apps in the classroom.
One app acts as a magnetic letter board, letting teachers and students spell out words in various colors.
Other apps include interactive storybooks and note-taking software.
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