In 2011, Seton Catholic Middle School began a 1:1 technology initiative. Incoming 6th grade students purchase their own iPad to be used each day in the classroom, allowing teachers to fully utilize the vast amounts of educational technological resources available.
Online math programs, interactive social studies and science curriculums and eTexts in literature increase student achievement and provide effective and real-time instruction. Preparing students for the future, the use of daily technology in middle school guarantees a mastery of tools available for high school and beyond.
The use of Edmodo, an education-based social network, fosters responsible student collaboration as well as administer quizzes, exit slips, and surveys. Engagement with online resources develop students’ research skills and create a curiosity in students.