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How are iPads used at NRCA?

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NRCA wants each and every student to have access to the iPads on a regular basis.

In PreK, students will have access to a cart of iPads one day a week. Teachers in PreK create a schedule to make sure that each group has access to the cart of iPads at least once a week. Teachers request apps that will best fit the needs for each grade level and curriculum and those apps are approved by their administrator.  Students will not need an Apple ID. Students in PreK use their iPads for letter tracing, color and number recognition, and more.

  • What apps are installed on a PreK iPad? (coming soon)

Kindergarten through third-grade students have access to an iPad cart that stays in the classroom. Unlike the PreK cart, teachers have access to use these iPads in their lessons every day if they so choose. Each cart contains 22 iPads. Teachers request apps that will best fit the needs for each grade level and curriculum and those apps are approved by their administrator.  Students will not need an Apple ID. Students, in Kindergarten through third-grade, use the in-class iPad for math and reading practice, practice cursive writing, writing stories, creating iBooks and so much more.

Students in fourth and fifth-grade have an iPad assigned to them.  Students will pick up their iPads each morning in homeroom and carry them with them throughout the day. At the end of each school day, students will report back to homeroom and place their iPads into the charging stations until the next morning.  Teachers will request apps that fit the needs of their classrooms and those apps are approved by their administrator. Students will need their own Apple ID (students under 13 click here). Students are not allowed to download apps to their iPad without the permission of their teacher. The students in fourth and fifth grade use their iPad for writing, practicing state identification, practicing math facts, iMovies, and much more.

  • What apps are approved for 4th graders to install on their school-issued iPad? (coming soon)
  • What apps are approved for 5th graders to install on their school-issued iPad? (coming soon)

Sixth through Twelfth grades students will be issued an iPad that they will carry with them to and from school.  Students will be responsible for ensuring that the iPad is charged and ready to use each school day.  Teachers will request apps that the class will use as a whole for approval by administration.  Students will need their own Apple ID (students under 13 click here). Students in ninth through twelfth grade will be allowed to download apps beyond the list below that best fit the need of their learning style. Students in sixth through eighth grade have a list of approved apps for middle school usage, any other app will disappear from their iPad if downloaded.

The middle and high school students use their iPads for creating iBooks, writing papers, accessing digital textbooks, turning in work, etc.

iPads in Education