One certainty about a child’s schooling is that it does not end after school. The need to forge home-school connections is critical to support a student’s social and academic success. At Magic Years, we have come to learn that one way to build partnerships between home and school is through digital learning. Educational apps on tablets, iPads, and smartphones are a great way to extend learning to home, especially when students can make their learning visible with families.
The 1-to-1 iPad program was successfully launched in our Primary Grades earlier this month. An iPad was provided for each student in Grades 1-3 as a means to equip students with the necessary skills to navigate our ever-changing world. With iPads in their hands, students will learn to investigate and research, create and innovate, communicate, collaborate, organize, and become responsible digital citizens.
Our teachers at MYIS wanted an additional way to share photos, videos, and audio with our parents and students. Apple offers great products and supports education, so we decided to purchase the new iPod Touch. While doing this, we came across a great way to help fight AIDS in Africa and increase awareness about the disease by purchasing Apple’s (PRODUCT)RED line.