EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU)-- Forget worksheets, textbooks, and white boards and think tablets.
Physics students at Regis Catholic High School are putting down their pencils and using a touch screen.
"Your books on the iPad your calculator is on the iPad, we use it for pretty much everything," said Vince Killian, Regis Senior.
The iPads are part of a schools initiative to use technology to improve learning.
"What I have found is that the students are far more engaged using the technology,” said Regis teacher Sue Garcia.
Physics teacher Garcia says the iPads allow the class to be more interactive.
Each student has an iPad to solve problems.
After their done the work then can be projected on the board to generate class discussion.
"They spend less time creating the graph and more time understanding what’s going on and less time the presentation," said Garcia.
“It makes it more fun and it makes you want to come to class,” said Killian
The apps students are using can be downloaded for free on the iPad and range in everything from a notebook to addition and subtraction games.
At St. James Elementary School students are using math, science and social studies apps.
"I can find an app that is tailored to the skill that they are working on. It gives me immediate feedback and tells me which skills they need to work on,” said second grade teacher Linda Schultz.
Schultz says the thousands of education apps available allows her to individualize the lesson for each student
“When they can get up and be part of the lesson they learn more,” said Schultz.