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Buck Lodge

Teacher documentation of iPad concerns - Teachers have been provided a quick and easy way to submit iPad concerns using an online Google form that they can fill out on their iPad or on their computers and allows leadership team members to address problems quickly. We have also created a sec tion of our school’s google site dedicated to iPads. This provides a quick reference guide as well as an archive of information already distributed.

Collection & Distribution of iPads - Having the iPads in our school has provided students with the opportunity to demonstrate their responsibility. One way in which this is evidenced is through the collection and distribution of iPads. Several teachers have appointed iPad Captains, students who are responsible for collecting and distributing the iPads. The iPad Captains take pride in their work, monitoring student behavior and holding their peers accountable.

Students collaborating on science project - In an ESOL newcomer CABLE science class, students demonstrated their knowledge of various units of measurement by collaborating on a iPad Pages report. Students walked around school snapping photos of objects. Then, students reviewed images and wrote sentences using measurement units. The final product was a visual report in Pages that they shared with the class.

Increased use of educational social networking sites for student-teacher communication and organization - We have offered multiple staff development opportunities, taught by our own staff, on the use of Edmodo and Socrative. As a result, more and more teachers have created groups on these sites and are using them with their classes for quizzes, discussions and other assignments.

Student video on appropriate iPad use and how they’ve been used for good. Two of our Vanguard teachers, Ms. Norgren and Mr. Schick, are working on a video about the implementation of iPads in our school. They sought out student testimonials and are creating a compilation video of student and staff opinions as well as reviewing the appropriate use policy.



Charles Carroll Middle School

- Teachers using QR Codes in classes
- Teachers and staff using Google Doc Forms
- SGA elections using QR Codes and Google Docs
- Student and teacher Presentations with Show Me
- Student and Teacher Presentations with Video Licious



Nicholas Orem Middle School

- iPad Parent Night
- School-wide use of iPads in science for science fair projects
- Ongoing teacher PD (new apps)
- Student iPad Club
- iPad usage in the after school program


William Wirt

Parent Night - Students and parents experienced hands-on demonstrations of the instructional uses of the iPads. Vanguard and leadership team members also modeled the use of apps specific to their content areas.

Digital Sign In sheet (Creation Station) - A digital sign-in sheet was used at our annual back-to-school night for William Wirt Middle School. It provided real-time data needed to distribute information to parents. It also created a live document to account for parent participation. iScholars set up the computers used, interacted with parents to assist with sign in, and provided dual language support.

Showcase (Art, practice, rehearsal, photos presentations, videotaping) - Scholars demonstrated the integration of technology and the arts. iScholars created an iMovie on the MacBook. The art club drew original artwork using a sketch app. A chorus member practiced singing and a student presenting Dr. King's speech used the iPad to practice rehearsing for their live performance. iScholars used a three screen set-up to present "Realizing the Dream."

Instruction - Educators regularly use QR Codes and Edmodo to deliver instruction using the mobile devices. Some teachers are using student response systems to collect data to differentiate instruction.

Also, students are using the laptops to create digital STEM Fair "boards" by using Keynote and PowerPoint, rather than the traditional "science boards."

CSTEM is an international competition, where scholars compete in the areas of creative writing, mural, robotics, sculpture, green design, and GIS.

Scholars are using the "Creation Stations" in the Cyber Cafe to research and create their artifacts.

The scholars in the social studies department are researching topics for History Day, where they will be creating multimedia presentations, exhibits, written reports or other projects to reflect their learning.