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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.