Robinson Elementary School students in the Laona (Wis.) School District are benefitting from two separate $7,500 Institute for Learning Partnership grants.

The grants funded iPads for the kindergarten through second grades to improve math and reading skills and Chromebooks for sixth graders to improve writing skills. Both devices continue to improve students’ technology skills while also increasing math, reading, writing skills and student engagement.

Laona elementary students use iPads to improve math and reading skills.

“When students are using the iPads, they are so engaged they don’t even think of it as work,” said Kathy Krawze. “The learning through this interactive way really keeps them engaged.”

“The IPads have also made it possible to meet the individual needs of students,” said Ms. Stacy Flannery, sixth-grade teacher and the grant’s principal investigator. 

“It is a great tool because you can get a lot more information than just using a textbook,” said Liam, a Laona sixth-grader.