Tablets have saturated our world. Used wisely, they are an effective tool for organizing, learning, and teaching. All of the students at Grace from the four year olds all the way through graduating seniors have the opportunity to use iPads. In the lower grades, they are used very sparingly to reinforce concepts, enhance learning, or review through games. As students get older, they have the chance to have their textbooks on their iPads. Some of our secondary classes have even able to go paperless by using e-textbooks and a learning management system called Canvas in order to assign and submit work.
Here at Grace we take seriously our responsibility to train young men and women to know how to successfully navigate a technology saturated world in a Christ-honoring way. We seek to demonstrate that iPads, laptops, and smart phones are tools for learning and organization that allow us to be better stewards of our time and money when used properly.
In addition to our iPad Integration Initiative, we are actively using other technologies as well. Each classroom is furnished with a projector and Apple TV. Most classrooms also have Mimio Smart Boards. These are especially useful in the elementary grades.