Lake Highland Preparatory Middle School

One-to-One BYOD iPad Program

Table of Contents

iPad Program

Parent Support

At-Home Technology Recommendations (by parents for parents)

2019-2020 SY Required & Recommended Devices

iPad

Bluetooth Keyboard + Case

Digital Pencil or Stylus

Sample Purchase Options

iPad Program

Lake Highland Preparatory Middle School’s one-to-one iPad Program:  

  • Enables personalization of student learning through access to rich learning resources such as augmented and virtual reality, virtual field trips and more
  • Best facilitates the development of knowledge and skills necessary for the 21st century workforce, including digital-age literacy, innovative and creative thinking, effective communication, high productivity, and collaboration
  • Allows continuous access to educational materials allowing learning efficiency to happen anywhere, anytime
  • Provides an engaging, interactive, mobile and collaborative environment for learning  
  • Strengthens links between home and school, giving parents the opportunity to see, every day, what their child is learning at school
  • Promotes active and student-centered instructional design that allows students the opportunity to be co-constructive in their own learning journey

Parent Support

We would also like all parents to know that conversations surrounding technology integration and best practices for teaching and learning in this digital age are constantly occuring at the Middle School. As a team, we also discuss the wide ranging issues associated with technology and ensuring that we follow best practices both in the classroom as well as at home. As educators and parents we understand the dual nature of these devices. While opening the doors to a seemingly endless array of educational opportunities they simultaneously open the doors to an equally endless array of entertainment and social options.

         Our goal will always be to make sure that our students use any digital device properly and with education as the primary purpose, knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the tasks at hand. Although the entertainment option is available, it should remain relegated to its proper place; which is as a secondary choice. While students are at school we have tools we integrate to manage student use of their devices and work to ensure they are using their devices appropriately. But that’s only one half of the equation. As partners in education, we will continue to work together to ensure that we are fostering a healthy relationship with technology and developing well-rounded digital age learners and citizens. To start and continue this conversation, we would like to empower you by sharing some tips, by parents for parents, on recommendations for managing learning devices at home. Although this is not an exhaustive list of recommendations, they are conversation starters and idea generators. We will continue to partner in this effort and share more resources moving forward. Just remember that technology is a powerful tool, and learning to manage device/screen time and device manners effectively are as important for this generation as any other life skill they can learn in school.

At-Home Technology Recommendations (by parents for parents)

  • Heavily consider Student’s iPad is only for school and student has a different device for non-school activities
  • Charge iPads overnight in a common room of the house, not in a student's bedroom. (Bedrooms should be 100% tech free at night)
  • Parents should know the iTunes account password and may want to be the sole gatekeeper
  • The iPad should be set to “backup to iCloud”
  • The iPad should have “Find my iPad” turned on
  • Parents should understand how to set iPad restrictions and be well versed in Apple’s new “Screen Time” feature for iOS 12
  • Parents should make it clear that you own the iPad and can set household policies for its use
  • Parents should periodically ask their child to give them a tour of the iPad

2019-2020 SY Required & Recommended Devices

For the need of consistency of apps, tools and instructional design it is necessary to provide a universal set of guidelines and technology requirements across the Middle School.

iPad

REQUIRED: 32GB + WiFi (NO CELLULAR) and  upgraded to the latest iOS (iOS 12 or later, as applicable); 9.7” Screen minimum

*iPad Mini is not an approved LHP iPad

Highly Recommended Model for LHP MS

Apple’s new 6th generation 9.7” iPad, 32GB + WiFi the “Education iPad” (NO CELLULAR)

This model is a robust tablet with advanced built-in technologies including the powerful A10 Fusion chip, an immersive Retina Display, advanced cameras, and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life. The iPad does come in two options, 32GB or 128GB. The 32GB option is more than sufficient for student use.  Please note that our students at LHP also have unlimited cloud storage space through their LHP Google accounts.

Retail: $329

Apple Education Pricing: $309

Highly recommended to purchase AppleCare+

Apple Education Pricing: $69.00 for up to two years of tech support and accidental damage coverage

*Consider the Free Engraving and have student name engraved on device.

**If a student already owns an iPad, please be sure it falls under the requirements stated below in the graphic. The following models are iOS 12 capable:

Bluetooth Keyboard + Case 

REQUIRED: Students are required to have a Bluetooth enabled keyboard. Although any Bluetooth keyboard/case combination is acceptable, the Logitech Slim Combo for iPad is a highly recommended model if you purchase Apple’s new 6th generation 9.7” iPad (our highly recommended model) for its reliability, durability, and versatility.

Highly Recommended Model for LHP MS

Logitech Slim Combo for iPad

Retail Price: 99.95

Can be purchased through Apple or most major retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy.

Digital Pencil or Stylus

REQUIRED: Students will be required to have a digital pencil or stylus to write, annotate, and sketch on their iPads. With both options stated below students can easily and accurately annotate text, take notes, sketch ideas, paint, draw and highlight important features of a mathematical graph or parts of a cell and more.

Highly Recommended Model for LHP MS

Apple Pencil/Logitech Crayon*

These tools afford students the natural feel of pen and paper on a transformative level. Both the Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon are Bluetooth enabled and compatible with Apple’s new 6th generation 9.7” iPad .

*Note: Only the Apple’s new 6th generation 9.7” iPad  and the “Pro” models are compatible with Apple Pencil/Logitech Crayon. Although the digital pencil is not required, it is recommended as the best technology supplement for the iPad (see below)

Option

Retail Price

Apple Education Price

*Only compatible with Apple’s new 6th generation 9.7” iPad and iPad 9.7” Pro models

Apple Pencil*

*1st Generation

$99

$89

Logitech Crayon*

$69.99

$62.95

Stylus Pen

Options Vary in price and quality.

Sample Purchase Options

Please use the sample purchase guide below to assist your decision. Note that the prices are Apple Education store pricing and require purchase to be made through our Lake Highland Preparatory School Apple Storefront (parent login required)

Sample Package 1:

Apple Education TOTAL PRICE:

  • 32GB + WiFi (no cellular)
  • AppleCare+

$566.95

Sample Package 2:

Apple Education TOTAL PRICE:

  • 32GB + WiFi (no cellular)
  • AppleCare+

$540.90

Sample Package 3:

Apple Education TOTAL PRICE:

  • 32GB + WiFi (no cellular)
  • AppleCare+

$477.95

Sample Package 4:

Apple Education TOTAL PRICE:

  • 32GB + WiFi (no cellular)
  • AppleCare+
  • Purchase of Required Bluetooth Keyboard and Protective Case will be done separately

$378

Link to LHP Online Tech Storefront

If you have any questions, we welcome you to contact: