iPad 1:1 Initiative
The changing landscape of the world’s information to digital form will require today’s student to have a different set of skills than what was required just a decade ago. Future graduates must be equipped with not just the “three R’s”, but also with 21st century skills of communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. Students will need to be able to quickly find, synthesize and communicate information and collaborate with colleagues--not just in their own office, but within a global community of colleagues and customers.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools want to ensure students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to responsibly navigate this emerging modern world. Therefore, PLSAS has implemented a 1:1 (student to computing device) program for grades 8-12 using the Apple iPad Mini to create a seamless and dynamic educational experience for students.The goals of the 1:1 program are:
- Enhance and accelerate learning
- Leverage technology for individualizing instruction
- Promote collaboration, increasing student engagement
- Strengthen the 21st century skills necessary for future student success
The technology also increases access to digital curriculum, in place of traditional print textbooks and classroom equipment such as graphing calculators. The opportunity to use 1:1 devices gives students access to anywhere, anytime learning – in classrooms, in schoolyards, at a cyber cafe and at home.