|Bridge Point Elementary Educational Technology Department||
Last school year we were so excited to delve into the LEAP program (Learning and Engaging through Access and Personalization) starting in our 3rd and 4th grades in October of 2012. By the end of February of 2013, our entire school went 1:1. This year, thanks to a GIANT effort by the EISD Tech Services team, we had student iPads ready for day ONE of school. In fact, the iPads were ready in many classrooms the week before and were even used at our Bobcat Welcome the Friday before school started. Our elementary student iPads are supervised with a profile created by the Apple Configurator and apps were selected by a team of EISD EdTechs in conjunction with great suggestions from EISD classroom teachers. This year we have two different "images" for our iPads. One for K-2 and one for 3-5. For the first four weeks of school, Ms. Medina and Ms. Husain visited classrooms reviewing contracts, setting up email, connecting iFiles and getting kids ready to use their iPads as another learning tool in their classrooms. Many teachers did the orientations on their own, awesome! Already teachers and students are using their iPads for learning. LEAP - year two, here we come!