At Hewes Middle School, the students in the sixth grade social studies course are studying Ancient Civilizations. The students spend time exploring early cultures, such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, Israel, Greece, and Rome. Throughout each unit, the students spend time applying their knowledge to projects on the computer and utilize multiple facets of technology. While in the computer lab, we use websites such as Wiki to make individual websites, video cameras to upload class movies to YouTube, and write independent blogs on glogster.com to share all of the information we have learned. Each of these projects, and many more, can only be explored once a week when the class has the opportunity to use the school computer lab. I would love to have two iPads in my classroom so groups of students could work on their transforming their knowledge into written, artistic, and creative websites and animated movies to internalize their learning. As a teacher, I have learned that reading a text and filling in a worksheet on new material is not beneficial for students and hope to have iPads in my classroom to include opportunities for the students to have hands-on learning via technology on a daily basis.