The Academy has always considered technology to be an integral part of a well-rounded approach to student learning. In keeping with this tradition, each 6th-12th grade student is required to own an iPad for everyday classroom use.
iPads are used in all classrooms to support traditional methods of instruction as appropriate, and provide teachers, coaches, and staff who support them, a vehicle to present information to students in a way that is more relevant to their daily lives than has ever been possible before. Teachers can incorporate multimedia content with ease. Students have access to relevant resources (both online and downloaded from class websites) at any time of day or night. In addition to academic resources, iPads provide the capibility to support athletics and other co-curricular programs. Students in every discipline are able to produce their own multimedia–and traditional–content on a platform that is the same for every student and in every class.
Students keep assignments organized, take notes in written, typed, and audio or video formats, produce written and multimedia content for classes, read e-books, access resource materials from the Internet and teacher-produced references, and collaborate easily with both teachers and other students in the learning process.
- May students purchase their iPads through MA?
- How much will it cost to purchase an iPad?
- Do you recommend purchasing an extended warranty and/or loss and damage insurance?
- Could a student use the first-generation iPad 1?
- Can my child opt out of using the iPad?
- Will wi-fi be available everywhere on campus?
- If students already own another kind of tablet can they use it rather than an iPad?
- Will my child still need a computer even if he/she has an iPad?
- I have a Windows PC at home, not a Mac; will the iPad work with my PC?
- Will students and parents have instruction on using the iPad?
- Where may I find more references and video resources?
- I know that students in grades 6-12 are required to have iPads, but will they be able to bring laptops to school as well?
- Does the school recommend that my child have a laptop or desktop at home?
- My child isn't comfortable typing on an iPad. Is there anything that can be done to help with that?
- Why did MA choose to go with iPads instead of laptops?