1:1 World Program

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy proudly offers our 1:1 World Program in which all fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are issued an iPad for use in school and at home. This program provides students with a digital device to maximize their opportunities for learning and to empower students to become self-directed learners. The 1:1 World program promotes access, engagement, individualization, and authenticity in the learning process. The program engages students in personalized, student-centered learning. Inherent in the collaborative and creative use of the iPad are the RICE values of shared responsibility, human interdependence, dynamic creativity, and people empowerment.

Design

 

  • The iPad is slim, portable, and lightweight, making it easy to carry throughout the day.
  • The iPad’s tablet design helps to maintain engagement in the classroom conversation without the distraction of a laptop screen.
  • The iPad’s instant start up saves time. It can be used for a few minutes for an activity, put away for a discussion, and pulled out to take notes or complete an assignment.
  • The iPad has Internet access, yet the portability and tablet format allow the iPad to double as an e-reader with or without Internet access.
  • When fully charged, the battery will last all day. 

Function

 

  • iPad education apps allow students to engage in complex concepts in new and exciting ways.
  • The iPad serves as a mobile recording device (audio & video), an editing device (audio, video, images & text), a publishing platform, a digital notebook, and a digital research platform.
  • Because its use is intuitive to the students, it requires less tech support.
  • The iPad has many built-in assistive technology functions. 

Learning Environment

 

  • The iPad increases engagement in the learning process.
  • It is an effective organizational tool.
  • The iPad supports a variety of teaching and learning styles.
  • The numerous apps provide opportunities for the personalization, remediation, and extension of learning.
  • The iPad allows students to do research anywhere and at any time.