The Williamsville Central School District plans to issue 30 iPads and one Apple TV to each of the eight fifth grade teams in the district’s four middle schools, reports “PadGadget” (http://macte.ch/Qhpgi).
According to Peter Ciarelli, Assistant Superintendant for Technology Services, each team of teachers will have the iPads at their disposal instead of issuing an iPad to each student. The fifth grade was chosen for the pilot because the team structure was well-suited to sharing the iPads, notes “PadGadget.”
The Williamsville Central School District is the largest suburban school district in Western New York. The district is located just outside of Buffalo, NY. There are 10,300 students enrolled in the district, and 825 students enrolled in fifth grade.