Since August 2015, each student at Hershey Middle School and now Hershey High School is issued a school purchased iPad for use during the school day. The term 1:1 comes from the idea that every student has their own personal iPad; a one-on-one approach to learning in the classroom.
We believe technology has the power to transform learning and education. We utilize two research based instructional frameworks to support changing instructional strategies that are essential in a 1:1 digital learning environment.
The HEAT framework focuses on changing instruction through Higher Order Thinking, Engagement and Authentic Learning Experiences through the use of Technology.
We use the SAMR model. "SAMR, is a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning, was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D. The model aims to enable teachers to design, develop, and integrate digital learning experiences that utilize technology to transform learning experiences to lead to high levels of achievement for students."
- To engage students in an authentic, higher order learning environment through the use of technology
- To equip teachers with the tools necessary to differentiate instruction for more personalized learning
- To promote student passions and ownership over learning
- To equip students with digital literacy and citizenship skills to be a productive citizen
- To cultivate self-directed life-long learning, critical thinking and collaboration using digital communication and productivity tools.
Parent iPad FAQs
- How do I set up screentime to limit technology access for my child?
- Can the app store be removed from my student’s iPad?
- Yes, the request should be made through the homeroom teachers
- How do I observe my child in Canvas
- If my child damages the iPad what should we do?
- The student should come to the office and complete the damaged iPad form.