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Crofton High Orders iPads


On Monday, March 12, Crofton Community Schools had their Board of Education Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. One of the major topics in the meeting was the purchase of teacher iPads.

This article was set in stone at the meeting. Teachers should be able to expect to receive their iPads in about two weeks.

Johnnie Ostermeyer, Crofton Community High School Principal, said “The iPads do everything computers can do and then some.” Ostermeyer said there are a lot of educational apps that will be able to help run and manage classrooms.  

Roxie Pier ,an English teacher at Crofton, said she is most excited for this new technology because of the availability. Her thoughts were, “It is sometimes difficult to get the computer lab and now that everyone will have their own iPad it will be more efficient.” Some items Pier would use the new technology for is Daily Oral Language, the English 12 writing activities, and she likes the spelling and grammar checks that come with the iPads. “If used correctly, iPads will be a tool that will improve education at Crofton,” said Pier.

Valerie Retzlaff, Media Specialist at Crofton, also said the availability will be nice with this new technology. Some things that will cause some problems for Retzlaff will be just getting started and making sure the technology is used properly. “We are better preparing the students for college and the real world” said Retzlaff.