POSTED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:31am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 4:01pm
Within a few years every student will have an Ipad in class
Those who think McAllen isn't up to times with the rest of the nation should really think again. The McAllen Independent School District is receiving a technological upgrade. Within the next few years it plans to make history.
The district plans to supply every student from K-12 with an Ipad. It will become the largest district to do so in the nation and the first in a low social economic district.
"We have to be part of that change," says Superintendent James Ponce. "So that we can continue to make the appropriate adaptations for our students will become the learner we want them to be."
Most of the funding came from Apple Inc and Abilene Christian University. It was all part of the TLC-3 initiative. Transforming learning on campus, in the classroom and in the community.
The ninth grade will be the first to receive Ipads and within the next few years every single student will have one. 25,000 students will take part in this technological transformation.
School officials say the Ipads will be used as an educational tool. It will serve as a textbook, calculator and dictionary. Even connecting students across the nation.
Over 5,000 Ipads will arrive in just a few weeks. School officials say the mobile devices will change the way it teaches its students forever.