iPad Program

 

As foundational technology skills go throughout our society, students will be expected to apply the basics in how to solve problems, complete projects, creatively extend their abilities, prepare work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.  Functionality and skills in technology are vital in the 21st century.

The new NETS standards identify several higher-order thinking skills and digital citizenship as critical for students to learn effectively for a lifetime to live productively in our emerging global society.  These areas include the ability to:

  • Use iPADs to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Use a variety of media and technology for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, brochures) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Communicate and collaborate with others in support of direct and independent learning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity as well as practical applications to learning and problem solving.
  • Research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, of electronic information sources concerning real-world problems.

 

ADVANTAGES:

  • It has a touch interface that renders content beautifully where students with motor skills can work with easily.
  • Better than an e-book because the iPAD has a 10-hour video viewing battery life, long enough to be used during the entire school day.
  • There is no need for power outlets or cords.
  • The speed of the iPAD makes it easy to jump into the learning proves without losing instructional time in the classroom.
  • The iPAD is a first-rate device for student learning and interaction.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND ASSESSMENT:

The technology at HFGS supports education while streamlining classroom management, progress reports, and assessments, therefore making it possible for teachers to spend more time with students.  Technology also improves our ability to communicate with parents and all other shareholders. Technology is also used for secure student record keeping, assessments, and various forms of reporting.