Wednesday, January 4, 2012

iPad Initiative - The Low Down

In December 2011 the Normandy School District was awarded the Innovative Technology Education Fund Fall Grant. The purpose of submitting the grant was to improve student achievement in literacy skills though the use of mobile devices. In addition to that we wanted to increase teacher effectiveness in technology integration. Four teachers and two technology specialists from Lucas Crossing Elementary are involved in this initiative and I am extremely excited to be a part of this project. This initiative impacts approximately 80 students (grades 2, 3 and 5)

With the help of the ITEF Fall Grant and district funds we were able to purchase the following. 
  • 36 16G Apple iPad2 devices
  • 1 Bretford PowerSync Cart
  • Various iPad apps
  • 40 hours of professional development through the Cooperating School District
  • 1 day registration to the Midwest Educational Technology Conference for each teacher
We are definitely going to be building this plane while we are flying it! More to come!

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