Why iPads? What do iPads have to offer compared to other devices?
These three articles help explain:
What Students Can Actually do with an iPad by Beth Holland, EdTech Teacher
iPads are like Hammers by Greg Kulowiec, EdTech Teacher
Many other Massachusetts districts as well as schools around the world are implementing iPads into their learning environments. Check out these examples to see first hand the impact iPads can have with students.
- Burlington High School iPad Band (MA)
- Creating an Integrated Science Project for First Graders, Pine Glen Hill School (MA)
- Social Studies and Science Stripped Down by Laura Wright's 3rd Grade Class at Eanes Elem.
- Visualizing Poetry by First Graders
- Hill Country Middle School (TX): Science Explained
- Using iPads in the Art Room to teach Digital Art Techniques
- QR Code Crime Scene
- First Graders record Non-Fiction Riddles using Explain Everything
- iPads in Education (several examples)
The list is continually growing so check back often!
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The bottom of this page is designed for parents and contains useful documents and information related to the iPad initiative.
Information about this year's iPad Initiative: The following documents contain updated changes to the 8th grade iPad Initiative and information that was presented at the Rising 7th Graders Parent Information Night on March 14, 2013.
iPad Initiative 2013-14 General Information PDF
iPad Initiative 2013-14 FAQs PDF
iPad Initiative 2013-14 Lease to Own program PDF
Creating a Non-Credit Card Apple ID Account from your iPad. Directions
Deployment 2012-2013: Students received their iPads the week of September 10th. In order to receive their iPads, parents and students must sign the AUP agreement and create both a GMail account and a new Apple ID (separate from an already existing one without credit card information).