Who would of thought that a device that was developed
without education in mind would be having such an impact in the classroom. Here
at C-R that device is the iPad and it’s helping our students be globally
prepared. What is happening can be summed up by this quote by Mr. Ellison “I’ve
never seen education change so rapidly with the introduction of this new
technology. I’m just excited to be a part of it.” This device is allowing our
students to explore resources, form thoughts, and deliver solutions at twice
the rate they were just 12 months ago.
Along with the speed and ease of the iPad comes the access
to digital content. Web sites like edmodo.com, moodle.com, castle learning, and
others. This is allowing students to have access to important educational
content beyond the walls of the school and even beyond the school day.
Students in classes like Dave Volz’s 8th Grade
Math are using a wide variety of apps and on-line resources to prepare
themselves. They are not only prepared for the NYS assessments but far beyond
that. Mr. Volz’s students are using apps like math board, rocket math and smart
Imagine this... When the bell rings the books don’t close.
The learning doesn’t stop. Teachers are seeing engaged students that don’t want
the learning to stop. Behavior problems have decreased. Students are saying
things like… Kim Litchner “the iPad helps me work smarter. We do many things on
it. It makes school way easier.”Elana Frost “The iPad has made my life at
school easier. Thanks to the iPad, I am able to do my work more efficiently,
and with better quality.”