Students in the Octorara Schools Districts 7th and 8th grade classrooms got a boost this year by having the chance to be provided with an iPad all their own. Along with the iPad came insinuations that taking this course of action would, in the long run, save the district on text books and paper all while providing students with introductory knowledge into technology and what is possible with it. Like any other heavily taxed Americans, the thought was that if the district could save money by doing this, it might have an effect on school taxes. That being lowering them at least a little bit.
So here we are about ready to wrap up the 5th month of the school year and I decided to question my child who is an 8th grade student about how the experience has been for the first 5 months. I chose to remain anonymous for this article to protect the identity of my child. I told them to answer me honestly, good or bad and these are the responses I received.
The Education Committee meets this Monday. It would be great if parents came to give their feedback and insights.