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    • iPad Initiative at the American International School of Lusaka
    • Technology available prior to the iPad initiative
    • IT lab, Media Lab and a few desktops in the library
    • Why the need for iPads?
    • Promotes educational innovation and technological competence among faculty members
    • They are effective, durable, reliable and achieve their educational aims of going further, faster and with more engagement
    • AISL launched it’s iPad program in the first semester of 2011-2012 academic year
    • Students in the sixth and tenth grades received iPads.
    • The primary school purchased one class set (20 iPads) to be shared
    • What was parent feedback?
    • “It’s been a great innovation for the school and it helps assist the students stay up to date with updated technology. I fully support the program” – Rick Briggs, parent
    • What did students think?
    • “The iPad is a HUGE help in school – you don’t have to wait until you get home to start your homework.” – Tora Turner, 6th grader
    • Phase II
    • Secondary campus moved to a 1:1 program at the start of the 2012- 2013 school year.
    • The primary school purchased an additional class set to be shared among Kindergarten to Grade 3
    • Phase III
    • This school year, Grade 5 has moved to 1:1, with Grades 3 and 4 functioning at a 1:2
    • A third set was purchased for Kindergarten to Grades 2
    • How are iPads being used?
    • Each teacher can choose the apps they want to use with their classes.
    • Over the course of the last 3 years, teachers are finding processing apps and screen shot apps the most useful.
    • Explain Everything, Screen Chomp and Skitch allow students to share their knowledge of the central ideas in a new format.
    • Socrative, Nearpod and eClicker allow teacher to pre-assess students and get instant feedback
    • The Future?
    • AISL plans to continue the iPad program until all grades, from Grade 2-12 are functioning on a 1:1 system
    • Can it’s success be measured?
    • According to AISL’s primary principal, Mr. Jeff Williams…
    • “iPads are introducing students to the 21st century technology. It is a tool for learning. This is the success.”