Our iPad Program officially began in the 2013-14 school year. Bishop Verot Catholic High School is dedicated to providing students with opportunities for lifelong learning and leadership, teaching skills for college and values for life. To accomplish these goals, devices such as the iPad offer our students many advantages:
- Ability to differentiate instruction and increase student engagement in a variety of situations;
- Access to mobile computing power for engaging in the type of high-quality, data-intensive work our society demands;
- Access to social media so students are creators of, and not just consumers of, the intellectual conversations of our age;
- Access to local storage of online books, databases, textbooks and multimedia files so they can carry their studies with them in a variety of engaging formats;
- A personalized computing device that ensures equitable access as well as options for personal customization, integration and responsibility.
- Enrichment of the curriculum through the use of digital resources;
As the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) states, the five core technology standards that will best prepare students for the world into which they will enter are:
- Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking and creativity
- Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
- Designing student-centered, project-based and online learning environments
- Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
- Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating and decision making
- Incoming freshman students starting with the class of 2017 will be required to lease their iPads through Bishop Verot. The students will have this iPad for all four years at Bishop Verot. Upon graduation, students will own the iPad outright.
- Students will receive the newest iPad available. This will be their iPad for all four years. (i.e. Class of 2017—iPad 4; Class of 2018—iPad Air, etc)
- Case, charger and cord provided by the school. The case must remain on the iPad all four years. If case is damaged and needs to be replaced, you may do so with the following four options:
- Case exactly like the original provided by the school
- Griffin Survivor Military case (Color: all black)
- Otterbox Defender case (Color: all black) (Commuter case not acceptable)
- LifeProof case (Color: all black)
- Return damaged case to IT after replacing.
- Bishop Verot will utilize a Mobile Device Management suite installed on each iPad. The MDM suite allows us to register each device on our server, where we can control the settings of the device and apply rules to support our learning environment.
- Please see Frequently Asked Questions under Technology Tab for more information about our iPad Program.
For more information or if you have questions, contact the Director of Educational Technology at:
Mrs. Shannon Larrea