The energy and enthusiasm were undeniable at Notre Dame Academy as students began the school year with iPads in hand this week. Both faculty and students were excited to experience a new generation of learning with NDAs One-to-One iPad Initiative.
Students spent the first day of school exploring the opportunities their iPads will offer in the classroom and downloading educational apps. Throughout the week, students did everything from snapping pictures of the living components of a rain garden to taking measurements on acceleration and velocity.
Faculty members have already noticed the positive effects of the integration of technology in the classroom with the iPads. “Our faculty has seen great improvement in their students’ organizational and note taking skills,” said Dr. Laura Koehl, NDA Principal. “They have remarked on students who are more engaged in the classroom than ever.”
When asked about the continuing challenges that integrating iPads into the classrooms will present, Dr. Koehl answered, “If the first week is any indication, we are well on the way to making history as the first school in Northern Kentucky to fully integrate one to one computing in the high school classroom!”