Wired Educator was recently contacted by Gonzalo Garcia, the Dean of Students and Director of Technology and Advanced Media at South Kent School in Connecticut. Mr. Garcia wanted Wired Educator to know how helpful Wired Educator has been in the deployment of their impressive implementation of Wired Educator’s An iPad in Every Classroom Initiative. He is a Big Wired Educator fan1 We are proud to share their correspondence, photos, and press release of their wonderful use of technology.
SCHOOL EMBRACES APPLE’S iPAD, PLANS FOR EVERY STUDENT TO RECEIVE ONE THIS FALL
The School is pleased to announce its commitment to embracing Apple’s iPad as a learning tool. Like the School’s move to increase the number of SmartBoards in classrooms, this is just another example of the school’s willingness to adopt cutting edge technology to enhance its rapidly evolving new curriculum.
Mr. Garcia recalled the school’s first exposure to the iPad. “Mr. Vadnais and I were invited by Apple’s Business Team to try the iPad out on launch day. I don’t know what we expected, but we were both bowled over by the potential of the thing. We bought two immediately,” he said.
During the Fall Term each faculty member was given an iPad, iWork suite, and an iTunes credit to use in their classes. South Kent is working closely with Apple which offers support and training for the faculty. Campus workshops have already taken place in preparation for a full-scale application in campus that seeks to find digital substitutes for written materials of all kinds.