Jacksonville City Schools Digital Conversion Initiative, iPad Orientation
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This is an exciting time for education in the great city of Jacksonville!

Through the combined efforts of the Jacksonville Board of Education and the City of Jacksonville, our students will benefit from new technology this school year. The Jacksonville City Schools Digital Conversion will launch a 1:1 iPad Initiative that will provide 1200 iPads to students in grades 4 -12 and classroom sets of iPads for grades K-3. Additionally, mobile carts of MacBooks will be provided for classroom use.

This initiative is designed to expand innovative teaching and highlight practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students. It will explore and implement digital learning to provide all students with the opportunities they deserve in order to build the skills needed to succeed in college, career and life.

This past school year our faculty was given the opportunity to use iPads and MacBooks in preparation for activities in their classrooms. They have participated in continuous training during the school year and this summer to empower them to utilize technology effectively.

Students will receive their own device after participating with their parents in a grade-level iPad Orientation that will cover topics such as Care of Device, Policies and Procedures, etc. The dates are as follows:

Jacksonville High School

12th Grade – Monday, July 29, 2013

11th Grade – Tuesday, July 30, 2013

10th Grade – Wednesday, July 31, 2013

9th Grade – Thursday, August 1, 2013

8th Grade – Monday, August 5, 2013

7th Grade – Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Students/parents may arrive at 4:00 p.m. to pick up schedules, pay for lockers and fees. Parents/students are required to attend the iPad Orientation session that begins at 5:00 p.m.

Kitty Stone Elementary

4th Grade – Monday, August 12, 2013

5th Grade – Tuesday, August 13, 2013

6th Grade – Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Parents/students are required to attend the iPad Orientation session that begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Kitty Stone Cafeteria.

For additional information, go to the 1:1 iPad Initiative section found at www.jacksonville.k12.al.us
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