1:1 iPads in Class Model - Intermediate Grades (3rd, 4th, & 5th)
All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are assigned an iPad to use during the school year.
At 4th and 5th grades, iPads are for in class use only as directed by teachers and may not be taken home. iPads are intended to be a tool for learning, as such ,they should always be used for an educational purpose as directed by or with the permission of the classroom teacher.
Each class introduces the iPads with the Intermediate Student iPad Agreement and covered key points for successful use of iPads in the classroom environment annually in the first few weeks of school.
As an instructional tool, app focus is on productivity and creation. A few foundational apps include Safari, Word/Docs/Pages, PowerPoint/Slides/Keynote, Notabilty, and Pic collage. Cloud access available through Office 365 OneDrive and/or Google Drive make it possible for intermediate students to access documents beyond the school day from any internet connected device.
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Additionally, an extensive list of apps aligned to the curriculum needs and Common Core Standards is available at no cost to students through the app catalog. Note that teachers select the apps that best align to their current learning targets as well as the learning styles of their students. No teacher will use every app.
To make it easier for teachers and students to find right fit connections to apps in the app catalog, grade level lists with descriptions are available. Below are examples of such lists. It is important to note that the app catalog and subsequent lists are dynamic in response to teacher requests throughout the year, so the lists below may not include all apps currently available.
Teachers partner with their Technology TOSA to integrate iPad as a natural part of their classroom experience and enhancement to the learning process.
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