Private School in Massachusetts Issues iPads to its 6th Grade Students

The Cambridge Friends School in Massachusetts has given iPads to both its 6th grade teachers and each of its sixth-grade students. This is an expansion of the pilot program that the teachers, Sandra Rojas and Brooke Chandler, had been running since February.

Students are assigned an iPad solely for use in the classroom, and the iPads have replaced the portable laptop cart. This would clearly be a welcome change from cables, wires and sign-out requirements.

“Our sixth grade classroom teachers, Sandra Rojas and Brooke Chandler, have done an exemplary job in integrating the iPads throughout the curriculum. They have used them across the board in every subject area: in history and in English, in math, and in science, where they collaborated with Science Teacher Debby Knight on students viewing time-release photos of an osmosis and diffusion lab,” said Head of School Peter Sommer. “With such a successful pilot program, we are hoping to expand the iPad initiative to other Middle School grades.”

Cambridge Friends School is the only Quaker school in Massachusetts, and it has more than 200 students in pre-K through grade 8.

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