From testing to interacting with students in a collaborative online environment, the Kindle Fire is bringing a new level excitement for learning to two Cheatham County, Tennessee elementary schools and one middle school.
According to The Tennessean, these schools have implemented the myON Reader Program from Capstone Digital. The program is designed to provide access to the largest integrated library of digital books, complete with reading programs for all levels, testing, record keeping, and interactive learning.
With the release of the new myON reader program, the Cheatham County school district agreed to purchase 80 Kindle Fire devices to see if the tablets could facilitate a more productive learning environment. And so far, the students and teachers couldn’t be more excited about the new Kindle Fire pilot program.
According to the teachers, the students have found a new love for learning and can’t wait to get out the Kindle Fire’s to start reading. And the tests that are administered through the myON program are just like the tests the students take for assessment.
“It is wonderful to see these children so excited over learning,” said Dianne Williams, the district’s chief academic office.
The Kindle Fire pilot program is not only looking to help improve reading and education, but administrators see the Kindle Fire as the future for text books. Already, the teachers who are engaged with the Kindle Fire program can find their teacher’s edition textbooks online.
School administrators think that within two years, elementary through grade twelve could have Kindle Fire tablets integrated into the classroom.
What do you think? Is the Kindle Fire, or other tablets like the iPad, the future of education and textbook delivery?