Updated: Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010, 3:15 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010, 3:12 PM EDT
JOHNSON COUNTY (WISH) - Yes ... there's an app for that. Students at Center Grove Middle School Central are using iPads to learn English.
The school recently purchased 20 iPads for students enrolled in its "English as a New Language" program.
Students were introduced to the iPads Wednesday. Center Grove Community School Corporation Technology Director, Julie Bohnenkamp, was in the classroom to observe.
She says the kids were able to pick up an iPad, launch an application and begin learning.
Bohnenkamp says the school has identified 30 different applications to help teach the kids. One application allows the children to translate words and sentences into English in just seconds.
Students in the class come from a variety of backgrounds. The languages they speak include Spanish, Ukrainian, and Japanese.
The school district says the iPad project is a pilot program. State funded dollars earmarked for the "English as a New Language" program were used to buy the iPads.