iPad Goals and Objectives

When our 1:1 iPad program was initiated in the Fall of 2012, we had six general goals, each with three specific objectives.

I. Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving

Students will be able to:

  • describe and illustrate a content-related concept or process using a model, simulation, or concept-map;
  • create original animations or videos documenting school, community, or local events; and
  • gather data, examine patterns, and apply information for decision-making, using digital tools and resources.

II. Communication and Collaboration

Students will be able to:

  • participate in a cooperative learning project in an online learning community;
  • use collaborative electronic authoring tools to explore common curriculum content from multicultural perspectives with other learners; and
  • create a presentation to support effective oral communication.

III. Research and Information Fluency

Students will be able to:

  • evaluate digital resources to determine the credibility of the author and publisher, and the timeliness and accuracy of the content;
  • select and use the appropriate tools and digital resources to accomplish a variety of tasks,  and to solve problems;
  • published original work for distribution.

IV. Contemplative in Action and Digital Citizenship

Students will be able to:

  • model legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology by properly selecting, acquiring, and siting resources;
  • debate the effect of existing and emerging technologies on individuals, society, and the global community;
  • model legal and ethical behaviors with social media.

V. Technology Operations and Adaptability

Students will be able to:

  • employee data-collection technology such as probes, handheld devices, and geographic mapping systems to gather, view, analyze, and report results for content-related problems;
  • integrate a variety of file-types to create and illustrate a document or presentation; and
  • independently develop and apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems.

VI. Equity

Students will be able to:

  • utilize the organizational capabilities of technology;
  • access the Internet at home and school; and
  • read and annotate e-books.