Vision for iPads
As new technologies emerge on the horizon each year,
Dozier Elementary is always interested new equipment
which can broaden student learning at their school.
With the help of area businesses, grants and donations,
the school has managed to attain new classroom
computers, mobile computer labs, Promethean Boards,
cameras and more since they began their “Eye on
Technology” campaign in 2009.
With a new vision in mind, the school leader
and the school’s technology team
are now making an attempt to bring iPads into the
classrooms within the next few years. In fact so much
so, the school has already done its homework on this
particular topic and started the process.
the school unveiled a unique website
focusing on iPad resources to assist them on their new
quest. The website dubbed
“A Sea of iPad Resources”
offers possibilities not only for its own teachers and
students, but for parents as well. The website located @
shares both free and paying educational iPad apps,
information and articles on iPads in education.
In taking their vision another step further, Dozier
Elementary teachers traveled to view hands-on iPad lessons in
classroom during the past year. The trip was to broaden their knowledge of iPad integration and to see two classroom management
systems in place. In May 2013, the
Erath 4th of July Association donated money
for 4 grade level iPads. This past summer, a
Development session was held (for
teachers) to help those
interested in learning more about the iPads.
With a few in place for grades 1-5 now each have one "grade
level" iPads to check out. The ultimate goal would be to
have at least one in every classroom or to gain
an iPad lab (or labs), if possible.
Riding on the cusp of completing their 2012-2015 school
technology plan in May, coupled with their impressive
iPad classroom tour, Dozier Elementary’s vision is
seemingly a little closer, as they are now completing
grants, and have plans to use donations to attain iPads
in upcoming years.
During this school year, we are also working to place
one new computer (Windows 7 or higher) in each classroom
as well. We will host Technology Tshirt Tuesdays. See
more here. If you are interested in donating a new
computer or anything for this campaign, contact
Principal Karla Toups.
Stacy Bodin, who works as the part time Tech Specialist
shared “We are realistic and know grants and/or
donations may not come through for this to happen,
however that has not stopped us yet" Bodin also
stated, “What we do know after doing a lot of
research is (a) our group has seen a lot potential for iPad use
for our students and (b) we are more than willing to go
that extra mile to work for them by writing grants and
anything else that comes with the territory!” She
ended by stating “The school would welcome any new
businesses whose focus is technology in schools to
partner with, or anyone for that matter, who would like
to help our quest.
If you are interested in making a "school donation
for iPads or other technology"
you may contact/email the leaders
or tech specialist.
or call Principal Karla Toups @ 337-937-6915. You may
also check out our
for Dozier teachers if you want to make donations that
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