Thursday, June 13, 2013

A look at the year in review


This picture was taken last week when we sorted all of the returned student iPad's, cords and charger.

Our students and families have been great participants in this journey.  We knew as a school district we were taking a risk by putting this device into the hands of middle school students.  The risk paid off.  Our students and staff demonstrated their learning in many different venues this past year -- some of which has been documented in this blog.

To share a little perspective on our year -- we had one device with a cracked screen that was returned to Apple for a replacement (utilizing Apple Care) and one device that need to be replaced without the use of Apple Care.  This is a testament to our students, staff, families and our case.  We are now in the process of re-imaging the devices and getting them ready for the 2013-14 school year.

Here's to a HUGE thanks to anyone who had a part in the 1:1 iPad program here at Benton Community Middle School.  We are looking forward to another year of learning in the Middle School and based on our success the high school will becoming 1:1 with iPad's next year.

I hope you all have a great summer -- filled with sunshine, family time and reading:)