Edison Algebra Students Get iPads As Part Of Pilot Program

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The HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 app is the first–ever full–curriculum algebra app created for the iPad. (Photo courtesy of Edison Public Schools)

EDISON – The Edison Township School District is the first in the state of New Jersey to implement a full algebra curriculum on iPads. On Monday, Edison High School kicked off a year-long pilot program to integrates technology with learning to enhance students’ classroom experience.

Winning the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, the HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 app program offers an interactive experience that includes video tutorials and ongoing assessments with results that are sent to teachers.

At the kickoff program, students received iPads and had the opportunity to hear from the township’s Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley and the president of the Board of Education, Gene Meoroff. Also in attendance were key players at Houghton Mif?in Harcourt responsible for creating the application.

Edison students in a pilot program will use an iPad app to learn algebra this year. (Photo courtesy of Edison Public Schools)

The HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 app is the first–ever full–curriculum algebra app created for the iPad. The app is designed to deliver Algebra 1 curriculum in a way that engages tech–savvy 21st century students. Sixty high school students will participate in a benchmark study during the 2011–12 school which will seek to identify the benefits of HMH’s digital program. The Fuse students’ progress will be measured against a control group in a traditional classroom.


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