iPads for kids at smaller school district. The Conestoga Board of Education approved $250,000 for the purchase of iPad computers and supporting equipment for a 1:1 (one computer, one student) technology initiative at Conestoga High School to begin in August of this year.
The Cassgram reports the report on the Conestoga website says students in grades 9-12 will be issued an iPad tablet which will become a significant tool in the educational program. It will be possible for students to access online materials, curriculum and testing using the devices.
Students and parents will be receiving more information about the program this summer. Meetings will be scheduled with parents and students to discuss the protocol of using the iPads in and out of the school setting.
Funding for the program comes from a variety of sources including technology bonds approved by the Board this month.