Technology is at the forefront of education at Clarksville Academy. We have full implemented our Apple 1:1 Student Computer Program, with the Lower School students being issued their iPad Mini’s at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. All Intermediate School students were issued New iPads in the 2012-2013 school year and all Upper School students have received a MacBook for use in and out of the classroom since 2011. Technology is incorporated in classroom learning with the use of apps, online research and e-textbooks while homework is done using online dropbox and email. These tools help students stay organized and on task. Lower School students participate in technology class beginning in Pre-K. Pre-K through 1st grade have technology class in a state-of-the-art Mac Lab once a week while grades 2 through 5 have technology class twice weekly.
CA also recently debuted its new mobile app, now available for download via the App Store for iPhone. Learn more about our new mobile app by clicking here.
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CA 1 to 1 Student Computer Program
Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, Clarksville Academy started implementing a one student to one computer, program for students in grades 9 thru 12. This decision by the Board of Trustees, Administration, and Technology Department was made to enhance learning by allowing students to have wireless access, across campus, for learning anywhere, anytime.
1:1 iPad Intermediate School Students
Because of the immediate success of the program, the following school year (2012-2013) our next technology phase was implemented. Our Intermediate School students were given an iPad. Intermediate students will continue to attend technology class as part of a nine-week rotation where they will not only use their iPads but also continue to learn skills on the Mac, which will enhance their high school experience. Classes will embrace the use of iPads, and textbooks will continue to be phased out. A focus toward e-books and apps enhance the classroom experience. Most assignments will be completed via the iPad. Beverly Anne Pugh, a 6th grader, is excited about the use of iPads in her classes, “I think the iPad makes classwork more fun and helps keep me more organized. It also allows us to have more locker space. Everyday when I come to school, I can’t wait to see how the teachers use the iPads in our classes and all the cool stuff we get to do on them!”
New iPad mini Lower School Students
Extending our 1:1 program down to Lower School was the next logical step. In the 2013-2014 school year all Lower School students Pre-K through 5th grade are now using iPad mini’s in the classroom. Pre-K through 1st grade also have technology classes once a week and grades 2-5 have the enrichment class twice week for 25 minutes. During this time, children are introduced to basic computer skills while also taking part in games and activities, which relate to their classroom work.
In September 2012, the first iCoffee iPad meeting was held to discuss the students’ use of the New iPads in today’s educational environment.
Click HERE to download a pdf and read a summary of the topics at this iCoffee meeting.