Charleston Collegiate School recognizes that students learn and engage in education differently than students of the past. Time and again, research has demonstrated that these students learn best when they are actively engaged, and technology engages students.
- To increase student engagement by approaching the students in their (digital) world To increase efficiency and depth of learning experience in the classroom
- To create a more collaborative classroom learning experience
- To give students a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital world
- To decrease textbook costs incurred by the school and parents by 50% over 2-3 year period
Students can use their iPad:
- as an organizational tool to track assignments, homework, and class projects • to access the internet to research information needed for class projects
- to create on-line presentations
- to create class papers and projects
- to run a variety of applications to enhance their learning experience in class • to read electronic books, tests, newspapers, and magazines
How does it work?
Lower School - Lower School Students will be given access to a class set of iPads. Teachers will use the iPads as a supplemental material in teaching our curriculum. This gentle introduction to the iPads will help Lower School students’ transition into the Middle School iPad Program. Lower School students will also have access to desktop computers in our new Lower School Computer Lab.
Middle School - All Middle School Students will practice a 1 to 1 iPad model. All students will have access to their iPad for the entire academic school year. Middle School students will have all of their required ebooks, novels, and applications preinstalled on their iPads. As a gentle transition, 5th and 6th grade students will have opportunities to submit both electronic and hand written assignments. 7th and 8th graders will submit the majority of their assignments electronically, through eBackpack.
Upper School - All Upper School Students will practice a 1 to 1 iPad model. All students will have access to their iPad for the entire academic school year. All Upper School Students will submit the majority of their assignments electronically, through eBackpack.
What is eBackpack?
“eBackpack provides teachers, students, and administrators personal and group storage for assignments, handouts, and homework. eBackpack goes beyond a storage only solution by providing workflow and collaboration-homework drop boxes supporting student turn in, teacher review, and online discussion. It is safe, secure, and accessible 24/7 from any internet connected computer and iPad.”
Login information will be given during “Meet your iPad Week.”