The staff at the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation will be staying busy this month familiarizing themselves with and training on Apple devices and a variety of different services. According to Superintendent Lynn Johnson, the school board recently approved the extension of their lease agreement with Apple for another four years, allowing them to replace one-third of laptops for teachers as well as some equipment in the school buildings and labs.
On top of that, Johnson said that teachers and leadership members will be provided with iPads next year and will learn how to operate the devices. The following year, the board will look into student implementation of the devices.
Johnson said this summer has been all about technology training, and the month of August will focus largely on training in various services, such as School Messenger – a parent contact and notification system – as well as Google Drive and MyBigCampus.