As part of the Manor ISD Technology initiative, each classroom averages 5 iPads for student use. Many classrooms have more than 5 devices and we are constantly striving to provide more technology for our elementary students to use. The students at Manor elementary schools have access to technology that most districts in the area do not provide. For example, students also have access to Technology Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum through the computer labs.
Please see individual descriptions below for campuses that are implementing technology differently.
Decker Elementary School:
Students at Decker Elementary (DES) are in the their fourth year of an iPad Cart Initiative. Each third through fifth grade classroom has a cart with iPads for every student in the class. These iPads are used on a daily basis by our students for project creation, research, and assessments. Our kindergarten through second grade classes are not a 1:1 iPad environment, but do have at least 10 iPads in every classroom to be used in centers and for students-created projects. In addition, DES students utilize their iPads as part of their student-lead news program for daily announcements, which was featured in the Boinx blog
along with Manor Elementary School and Pioneer Crossing Elementary.
Pioneer Crossing Elementary:
Technology at Pioneer Crossing Elementary (PCE) has evolved over the past few years with the integration of iPads, Macbooks, and Google Chromebooks. All these devices are used in different ways by the staff at PCE. Teachers on this campus are leading the way with technology integration by offering students several different formats to produce work. PCE was also one of the first campuses to have a student produced news program for daily announcements. Along with the announcements, students have proven they effectively use technology at the campus with having strong showings at the District's annual Innovative Teaching & Learning Showcase.
As a new campus, ShadowGlen Elementary (SGE) provides modern Project Based Learning building for students. The classrooms are open and inviting and the grade levels are set up to be collaborative spaces, where students using technology are sure to learn and succeed. At SGE, each grade level will be sharing a set of MacBooks and a set of iPads to be used as student creation tools. All teachers will use devices in different ways and having access to both a tablet and a laptop will facilitate the integration of technology.