Galvez Primary School first-graders were recipients of new iPads donated by EXCEL, according to a release from the school.

The iPads are a significant help with improving students’ learning, the release stated, using several apps the students love to play to help them with basic phonics skills, reading, comprehension, handwriting, memory, math and other skills.

The technology also allows students performing above the expected level to play more advanced reading games, the release said.