Middle School 1:1 IPAD PROGRAM
The iPad can be an incredible learning tool. Its light weight form, touch screen, long battery life, and ever-growing list of interactive apps and digital books make the iPad extremely functional and purposeful as a personal learning device. At Westtown, we believe it is currently the best technology tool for engaging middle school students in their learning, for providing access anytime/anywhere to student work, and for connecting them to the resources they need for research, project creation, and class presentations. It is also an ideal tool for communicating with teachers and their peers.
While all of these benefits are readily apparent to us as educators, we recognize the iPad may also present challenges. At Westtown, we're all about confronting challenges honestly and helping our students manage complexity. That's why we've designed a 1-to-1 program with stucture, expectations and feedback. The program begins in sixth grade and prepares middle school students for the upper school technology program.