Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, each student in grade 5 may bring in their own or will be provided a school-issued iPad. Below is the presentation given to parents this spring to address technology for 5th grade students.
Topics discussed included:
The rationale for placing iPads in the hands of 5th grade students
Providing a relevant and engaging 21st century educational experience for students
The benefits of a 1:1 learning environment and the impact on instruction and student learning
Plans for distributing iPads to students and the role parents will have in this process
Lessons to promote digital citizenship and responsible use of technology
Examples of iPad pilot success in elementary classrooms