This year teachers are taking charge of learning with iPads, and students will also be able to take charge of their learning this year with the devices. Students will use them at home and at school.
Students are looking forward to getting the iPads, and teachers report that the tablets and their uses mean changes for the way they teach students.
Adam Gee is an eighth grade teacher at Challand Middle School.
“Students will be able to learn at a speed and level that is beneficial to them,” said Gee, a social studies teacher.
“You almost turn into the facilitator of their learning and help guide them though their projects.”
The iPads are free to use, and the cost was raised through private donations. Families will pay $40 eacn year for insurance, covering theft, burglary, accidents, and vandalism and disasters.