About the Initiative

   
 

The iPad is quickly proving to be highly beneficial to education, and it is only going to increase in its usefulness. At a cost that is considerably less than a laptop, it offers both students and faculty access to engaging presentation tools, video creation and editing tools and many content specific apps. As textbooks evolve from the printed page to the digital screen, the iPad affords students more content in their digital textbooks as well as the capability to annotate and highlight text. Our workflow management system, eBackpack, allows students to access assignments, complete them on the iPad, and submit assignments for grading. 

Students new to the district will check out an iPad at the "Recharge Zone" located in the district Media Center. Students can also elect to bring their own device. The device must be an Apple iPad 2 or higher, capable of running on iOS 7 or later. Our intent is that by specifying the device we can better ensure accessibility to the activities and assignments that teachers will offer. We stongly urge parents and students to view the information about the program located on the "Parent/School Partnership" page. Your child's sucess in using the iPad for educational purposes is dependent on this partnership.

The "Recharge Zone" is open from 7:15-8:00 AM, 10:55-11:35 AM, and from 3:15- 4:00 PM. Students and parents will sign the Responsible Use Guidelines and iPad Loan/Damage and Loss Agreement, or the Bring Your Own Device Agreement. The forms are to be returned  to the campus office. Parents can make an appointment to meet with technology staff if they have additional questions.