In the photo above, two first-grade students at Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) Burley Elementary help each other with their assignment — to copy a totem pole image from the Web, place it in their iPad app, resize it and write a few sentences about the image.

Since the iPad has made its way into several CPS campuses, teachers and administrators have seen just how easy it is for students to collaborate using the device. And they've seen other benefits too, as shown in our iPads in the Classroom video and story.

Photo by Jessica B. Mulholland 


Jessica Mulholland  |  Web Editor/Photographer

Jessica Mulholland has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She was previously the editor of Emergency Management magazine, and she loves that she can incorporate her passion for photography into her work as a part of the Government Technology editorial team. Jessica can be reached at on Twitter and on Google+.