This spring, the Lee-Scott Academy Board of Directors paved the way for our students to be on the leading edge of 21st Century learning with their approval of the "iConnect to Excellence" technology initiative.
We have been using technology to enhance learning in our classrooms for years, but this initiative takes it to a whole new level. We believe that putting these tablet-style devices in our students' hands will greatly enrich learning opportunities, promote digital citizenship and provide skills they will use the rest of their lives. Beginning this fall, each of our students will connect, discover and explore using Apple's iPad and other hand-held or notebook devices.
Mobile technologies will be incorporated into instruction at every level beginning with the iPod Touch in PreK-K, iPads on shared grade-level carts for elementary students in grades 1-6, and a one-to-one iPad learning environment for students in grades 7-12. Additionally, new mobile labs equipped with MacBook Air laptops will be stationed in each division for checkout by academic and enrichment teachers. Desktop PCs will continue to also be used for instruction in both the elementary and secondary technology centers and the library media center. The initiative is being funded by the school with the exception of the iPads in grades 7-12, where students will be required to supply their own devices.
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It is an exciting time at Lee-Scott Academy!