What a difference an iPad makes...
What Our Teachers Are Saying:
"The Ipads have been a true gift for the ILS classes at Lake Worth High School. Most of our students do not have a cell phone or a computer at home, but now they are the same as all other students!
We do the calendar everyday using the calendar app on ipad. I update their calendars stating what they do each day so they are able to show their parents every evening. They use the calculators daily. We have downloaded a speech app for our non-verbal student and he is becoming comfortable with it. Our visually impaired student has voice over set on his ipad so he is able to follow along with the class on all activities.
We are so thankful and grateful that ALL students were included in the receipt of Ipads!"
"We have been using Merriam Webster Dictionary with Dragon Dictation apps. I give the students a few vocabulary words to put on their "favorites" list, and you can hear the sound of students orally looking up the word. I think that it really helps the students with reading problems."
"Just having so much information available at our fingertips really does revolutionize the way teachers are able to teach. We, of course, are exploring new ways of developing classroom presentations using iMovie and Keynote."
"The students quickly take ownership of their own learning and are empowered in ways they have not been to this point!!!! I love this!"
"The coolest thing to me is that I can just say things like I did this morning... "students, the word chef is a derivative of another word. What is a derivative? You don't know? Well, let's look it up. The first person who can tell me what a derivative is and can tell me what word the word chef derivates from will get a prize!"
"I had a student who was absent, and she face-timed another student so that she could participate in class. It was pretty cool."
"...we are using the iPads several ways. They are a great help with research, of course,but we are also using them to take notes in class. With note ability we can take notes, record lecture at the same time, and then review notes to edit or highlight points. We use Socrative to take online quizzes and tests, answer questions during class to check understanding, and to do exit tickets. We have also used Educreations so that the students put together mini lessons for their classmates. They include facts and concepts, voice to explain, and annotations to emphasize all at the same time. Great learning tools to make class more involved."
"We’re using socrative; when we go over multiple choice tests, I read the question stem, students type in their response, and we can see how many chose a, b, c, d, or e on the projector, but not who chose each answer. This lets the students and me see how everyone is doing, whether we are on track, off track, or we had a tricky question."
"We have used them for notes, and each time they finish their work they take a picture of it to store in a file."
"In A.P. U.S. History there are several books the kids have to buy. Using the iPad they were able to bookmark two of these books instead of buying them."
"My students are using the iPad to take notes, research, find examples, etc. They are more accountable for their education and are responsible for finding the information they need instead of having it delivered to them. Also, sad to say, but in this visual age the iPad has helped to keep students stay engaged and focused. It seems as though their brains are so wired, they are accustomed to so much external stimuli that a quiet classroom is foreign to them and they have difficulty focusing."
Parental Control Links:
These forms are for Lake Worth High School students ONLY. These are for your reference.
The following forms will aid if you need to file a claim with the iPad Protection Plan.
Students District-wide will complete the Acceptable Use agreement. (English and Spanish)