LISD iViSiOn iPad Initiative

iViSiON 1:1 Student iPad Program

In an effort to provide students the opportunity to utilize technology as a tool for learning, Lackland ISD has made it a goal to offer students 24/7 accessibility to their learning with the 1:1 iPad program for 6th through 12th grades.

As a district, we view this initiative as a way to move towards being more innovative in our classroom instruction, to integrate 21st century skills into our curriculum, and to provide inspiration and motivation to increase student engagement in and out of the classroom.

Students and parents will need to sign and return the Responsible Use Guidelines/iPad Loss Loan Agreement prior to being issued an iPad. We also request that parents and students entering school after the initial parent orientation watch a 15 minute orientation video and answer some simple questions in an online course. Please email our Instructional Technologist, Lesley Denny (7-12) or Dana Kickler (PreK-6th), to receive the link to the course. If you have questions about the program, please call or email Ms. Denny.

 

The 8 Worst Apps for Your Kids

"Do you really know what your child is up to on the computer or smartphone? Technology, especially if you're a little behind the times, is deceptive; some of the worst apps and games appear as innocent ways to keep in touch with friends, but can turn into venues for inappropriate behavior." ~ www.education.com

 Link to the article                         

From the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University-

Students use texting and other forms or digital social media to communicate. Texting and online networks can be a positive experience when used appropriately. Students and parents need to understand the serious consequences that can result when digital technologies and devices are used inappropriately.

"This online course for youth places an emphasis on preventing sexting, cyberbullying, and harassment."

We urge parents to take this course with your children to encourage dialog about your expectations for appropriate use of digital devices and social networks.                              

 "Are Kik, Keek, Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine Safe for Kids?"

Wondering about your child's digital footprint (or your own)?

Set up a Google Alert! 

1. Sign into a Google account
2. Go to google.com/alerts
3. Set up a search query with your name or an online identity or username
4. Set up alert delivery preferences