Ware Academy has embraced the educational philosophy of iPads as the latest tool essential to the 21st Century Classroom.
As a part of a pilot program, Ware Academy’s first and second grade students were introduced to using the iPad in daily classroom activities. The utilization of Seesaw, as student driven, digital portfolios, allows students to take ownership of their learning while providing an audience for their work. Parents are able to access their child’s portfolio at any time which further promotes Ware Academy’s philosophy of a strong and meaningful home-school connection.
The iPad allows the students to use technology as creators and not just consumers. iPads are wonderful tools that engage kids in learning. Their ability to be versatile with a multitude of applications allows educators to extend the learning environment beyond the four walls of the classroom.
“We look forward to extending this program throughout the whole school in the next few years,” said Tom Thomas, Head of School. Director of Enrollment and Academic Dean, Dawn Fleet shared, “We are thankful to all of the donors who provided funding during the iPad campaign, as well as the Annual Auction. This allowed us to bring individual technology into the classroom to develop further the skills needed for our children to be successful in a 21st Century learning environment.”
Ware Academy is a co-educational day school for grades Pre-K3 through 8th grade. Its mission is to educate the whole child developing mind, body and character. Students are selected on the basis of academic potential, without regard to race, color, religion or nation or ethnic origin.