770 Apple iPad Air Coming To Cullman County Elementary Schools

by | Mar 17, 2017 | County News, Cullman, People, Politics, School Board, Students

770 Apple iPad Air Coming To Cullman County Elementary Schools

At $340,000, kindergarten, first & second-grade students get ultra-modern tablets.

At the regular monthly meeting of the Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday night, plans to place seven hundred and seventy (770) Apple iPad Air devices into the lower grades of the shool system was announced.

At the cost of just over $340,000, kindergarten, first and second-grade students will be equipped with these ultra-modern, handheld computer tablets throughout the county school system.

The move is another step in the Cullman County Board of Education ongoing efforts to add and integrate educational technology into the classrooms.

The county school system has been integrating iPads, Google Chromebooks, and other devices. This new initiative further extends the Board’s clear commitment e-textbook learning in science and math.

Through a well-structured, methodical process, this handheld educational technology is already in place in grades 6 through 8 as well as grades 3 through 4. This announcement ensures ALL Kindergarten through 8th-grade levels can utilize these devices.

The iPad-to-student ratio will now be 1-to-7 with at least six IPad Air units in each class.

The good news from a budget perspective comes from this $340,000 being part of the money authorized by the Alabama Ahead Act. These dollars come from the state Technology Sales Tax.

The County school system’s Technology Director – Bruce Ellard – this, latest iPad acquisition represents another critical step forward in bringing computer-based instruction to all county students at every grade level.

770 Apple iPad Air Coming To Cullman County Elementary Schools

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