Learning ABC….and DLE. iPads Distributed at Ham Ave and Riverside Schools

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Mr. Eric Lane, media specialist at Hamilton Avenue School reviewing Digital Citizenship skills and information with a first grade class. Contributed photo.

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A fourth grade morning message that greeted the students on the first day of the iPad distribution.

On Wednesday Feb 19 and Thursday Feb 20, 800 iPad Airs were distributed to Hamilton Avenue and Riverside School students as part of Phase I of the Digital Learning Environment (DLE) implementation plan.

The deployment of these devices has positioned Greenwich Public Schools to realize its vision for creating a personalized learning environment for every student, preparing them for success in school, and as they pursue higher education and careers.

“Greenwich took another big step forward forward this week with Digital Learning,” said Greenwich Schools Superintendent McKersie in a release. “All students and teachers at Hamilton Avenue and Riverside now have iPad Airs and are demonstrating for the rest of the district how digital tools can be blended into teaching and learning on a school-­‐wide basis to help all our students excel.”

“Literally hundreds of hours of planning went into this one pivotal moment,” said Director of Digital Learning & Tech Phillip Dunn.

According to Ham Ave Principal Cynthia Womack, “The students were absolutely thrilled and had been anticipating the day for some time.”

“Curriculum comes to life in a new and deeper way through the use of the technology, and the intuitiveness and functionality of the iPad. GPS staff, students and parents will have access to an increased amount of resources anytime, anywhere,” said Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning, Irene Parisi in the release.

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Riverside School media specialist Mrs. Fionnuala Browning works with students to set up their iPad Air digital learning devices during the distribution and initial training all students receive in their classrooms. Contributed photo.

 

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