MSAD #60 K-1 iPad Program (Fall 2015 - Spring 2019)

  • Who will be using iPads?
    All Kindergarten and first grade students will have access to 4 iPads in their classroom and in the Library. iPads will be shared. All iPads will stay at school.
  • Why are K and 1 students getting iPads and not other grades?
    iPads are simple for K and 1 to navigate (laptops are often difficult for this age group) and there are a large number of educational apps that focus on young children. Students in grades 2 through 12 have access to laptops.
  • How much time will the children spend using the iPads?
    The amount of time each child spends using an iPad will vary from day to day and from classroom to classroom. Additionally, it's rare to spend more than 10-15 minutes on any single activity with this age group.
  • Which apps will be used?
    The apps are chosen as tools to support and reinforce our existing curriculum. We will not be building activities around apps, but rather choosing apps that support/reinforce what we would already be teaching. List of apps selected by our teachers and integrators can be found at the links above.
  • What are the benefits of using iPads in the classroom?
    iPads can provide immediate feedback and differentiated instruction. iPads will be used in a manner which increases social interaction and participation.