iPads At Pioneer Middle School
by Kimberly E. Slaton
How many kids out there get to work and use iPads? Well, not that many. Lucky for Pioneer Middle School students they get to work on iPads. Students can no longer say, “The dog ate my homework”. With these iPads it is easier for kids to keep their notes organized and together as well as keep all their assignments organized.
Students 6th through 8th grades are able to get iPads if they have everything signed and turned in on time. The librarian is the person who distributes iPads to every student; 8th grade goes first then 7th and lastly 6th grade.
iPads have two universally used apps that students can use to do assignments and projects, which are eBackpack and Google Classroom. Using these apps students can turn in their assignments when not at school. Teachers can assign students assignments, projects, and presentations through these apps too. Students can work on homework at home and when they finish they can turn it in immediately. The downside of eBackpack is you have to turn in your assignments within the time period the teacher has assigned you. Another app that students and teachers use is Google Classroom. Teachers assign students assignments and they have a due date to finish it, just like ebackpack. Google Classroom is where you attach documents to the assignment and turn it in. Also students are able to have conversations with other students and teachers about the work.
In conclusion, iPads are very useful for students and teachers at Pioneer Middle School. There are many apps that students can use to learn and take notes such as eBackpack and Google Classroom.