Frequently Asked Questions
Who will be using iPads in the EASD?
iPads have been in place K-12 in Easton for several years. Prior to the 2014 - 2015 school year, there was one iPad cart that traveled to the seven elementary school, there were four iPad carts in grades 5-8 and seven carts at EAHS. Beginning in August, 2014, 14 additional iPad carts were made available for grades K and 1 at the elementary schools At this time, iPads are shared and will not go home with students. When school starts in 2015, the Easton Area Middle School campus will have doubled the number of iPad carts available, four for grades 5 and 6 and 4 for grades 7 and 8.
How much time will the children spend using the iPads?
Classroom teachers will integrate the iPads into their curriculum, so the amount of time spent using this technology will depend on the classroom teachers. iPads work nicely in center situations so that teachers who utilize learning centers may choose to have one center set aside for iPads.
Which apps will be used?
An app committee comprised of Kindergarten and Grade One teachers worked with our Educational Technology Specialist to find apps that addressed a variety of purposes, ranging from subject area (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies) to holidays, and the goal was to meet different levels of the SAMR model so that higher order thinking skills were covered as well as basic skill and drill.
How will the iPads be used?
Depending on the teacher and the lesson, the iPads may be used for whole group instruction, for small groups, or even for differentiated instruction at individual levels.