The Mineola School District is continuing to field requests for demonstrations of its iPad initiative at the middle school.
The district purchased iPads for use in the classroom at the Mineola Middle School for the purposes of differentiating instruction among students. Originally a pilot program, the initiative was able to be expanded to 600 devices in part due to a grant from Sen. Jack Martins.
Martins recently visited the middle school, meeting with superintdent Dr. Michael Nagler and principal Matt Gaven, to see how the iPads are being used in Mr. Luskoff’s seventh grade social studies class.
Students used the iPads to learn about American history by downloading content and participating in an interactive experience.
“The use of technology engages the students and students who are engaged, learn much more effectively,” Martins said in a statement.
At the same time, the school was being visited by some of the members of the Uniondale School District community who wanted to learn more about Mineola’s use of technology to possibly expand their own program.