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How are iPads used at NRCA?
iPads at NRCA
NRCA began full implementation of the 1:1 iPad program in fall of 2014. Since then the program has been going strong with students and teachers using their iPad to become content creators instead of just content consumers. More information is provided below, broken out by school division, on how iPads are being used. There is also a link provided to specific apps that are being used in the classroom.
In PreK, students will have access to a cart of iPads. Teachers request apps that will best fit the needs of their students and curriculum. Those apps are approved by the Elementary principal. Students will not need an Apple ID. Once the app is approved the app is pushed out to the iPads on the cart by a member of the technology staff. Students in PreK use their iPads for letter tracing, color and number recognition, and more.
- What apps are installed on a PreK iPad? (coming soon)
K – 3rd Grade
Kindergarten through third-grade students have access to an iPad cart that stays in the classroom. Teachers have access to use these iPads in their lessons every day if they so choose. Each cart contains 22-23 iPads. Teachers request apps that will best fit the needs for each grade level and curriculum, then those apps are approved by the Elementary principal. Students will not need an Apple ID. Once the app is approved, it will be pushed out to the carts remotely by a member of the technology staff. Students in Kindergarten through third-grade use the iPad for math, reading, cursive writing, writing stories, creating iBooks, coding and much more.
- What apps are installed on a Kindergartener’s iPad?
- What apps are installed on a 1st graders iPad?
- What apps are installed on a 2nd graders iPad?
- What apps are installed on a 3rd graders iPad?
4th & 5th Grade
Students in fourth and fifth-grade have an iPad assigned to them. Students will pick up their iPads each morning in homeroom and carry them with them throughout the day. At the end of each school day, students will report back to homeroom and place their iPads into the charging stations until the next morning. Teachers will request apps that fit the needs of their classrooms and those apps are approved by the Upper Elementary principal. Students will need their own Apple ID (students under 13 click here for more information). Students are not allowed to download apps to their iPad without permission from their teacher. The students in fourth and fifth grade use their iPad for writing, state identification, math facts, iMovies, coding and much more.
- What apps are approved for 4th graders to install on their school-issued iPad?
- What apps are approved for 5th graders to install on their school-issued iPad?
6th – 12th Grade
Sixth through twelfth grade students will be issued an iPad that they will carry with them to and from school. Students will be responsible for ensuring that the iPad is charged and ready to use each school day. Teachers will request apps that the class will use as a whole for approval by administration. Students will need their own Apple ID (students under 13 click here for more information). Students in sixth through eighth grade have a list of approved apps for middle school usage, any other app will disappear from their iPad if downloaded. Students in ninth through twelfth grade will be allowed to download apps beyond the list below that best fit the need of their learning style. The middle and high school students use their iPads for creating iBooks, writing papers, accessing digital textbooks, turning in work, etc.