As a part of the i21 classroom initiative
, funded by Proposition S
, year 3 classroom installations included iPads as the student device. These were deployed in over 800 classrooms for grades 5, 8, and High School Social Studies.
Each teacher receives 2 full days of professional development on the iPad including:
- Pedagogical uses in the classroom
- Use of the apps in context of learning outcomes
- Digital citizenship
The district has purchased Apps to further enhance the classroom experience and which are compatible with the districts standard suite of software. Included are:
- Presentation - Keynote
- Spreadsheet - Numbers
- Word processing - Pages
- PDF reader capable of annotations - GoodReader
- File management - WebDavNav+
These apps integrate with district systems to allow file sharing between the iPads and the districts servers. This allows students and staff to access their files on any district machine or from home via the internet. Students and teachers are able to collaborate and access instructional content via the districts Moodle learning management system, LMS and Safari Montage.