Two Colorado Springs middle schools get grant for new iPads

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Students at two District 11 middle schools are getting some new iPads to help them learn.

It’s all thanks to a Verizon Digital Promise grant that allowed Sabin and Mann middle schools to provide iPads to each student and staff member. The iPads will be used to teach more science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.

Administrators are calling the program a game-changer for the schools. Since the iPads can be taken home too, students can now learn anytime and anywhere.

“These tools are going to help our students develop those critical next generation skills: digital content creation versus just consumption, worldwide real-time collaboration and communication,” Sabin Middle School assistant principal Ken Pfeil said. “Once those skills are honed and refined, that’s where the creativity and the innovation of our learners is going to shine through, and that’s really what’s going to set them apart in local and global economies.”

Sabin and Mann will be collaborating with other schools in the program and learning from those who have used it in the past. They’re also documenting their experiences to help future schools in the program.

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