K12 iPads in the News

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Spring Lake Students, Teachers Embrace iPads 
Spring Lake students are using iPads and Chromebooks for more than entertainment.  Staff and students in 12 classrooms are exploring ways to use the technology as efficient educational tools through a pilot program.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan visits Holland Public Schools today
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan spent the morning in Holland elementary classrooms that are piloting iPad programs.

Belding Area Schools OKs major iPad Purchase
Starting next school year, students in Belding Area Schools will begin touch and tapping their way into classroom material.  The Daily News, March 12, 2012

In Zeeland, an iPad for every high school student in the district
As students walk through the halls of Zeeland West High School, their backpacks are a little lighter. Stacks of paper and some textbooks have been replaced by the Apple iPad — one for every high-schooler in the district. That’s 1,800 iPads between the two high schools.

Lessons from an iPad Rollout
Florida’s “first iPad high school” has deployed 300 iPads to its high school teachers and students. Thanks to preparations on the infrastructure, training, and security fronts, the fall rollout has proved relatively snag-free.

The iPad Classroom-”Following the iPad’s emergence in the elementary classroom
This link has many different links to articles about how the iPad is being used in classrooms around the world.

iPads in Chicago Public Schools
The Chicago Public Schools’ iPad Project seeks to dramatically transform the classroom.  This blog explains some of the effective practices, resources and discussions they use or created.

More Colorado Schools turning to iPad to improve education

New Jersey district plans iPad-only algebra course

Other Districts/Schools using iPads in the Classroom
This page will house examples of how iPads are being implemented in schools and classrooms across the country.

Teacher Training Should Start Before iPad Deployment
ELL instructors, like those in other disciplines, are discovering the benefits of iPads in the classroom. With some advance planning and appropriate teacher training, school can avoid awkward or stressful deployments.

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