Digital learning enhances student critical thinking and problem solving capabilities, as well as supports self-directed learning. This program will teach our students how to engage responsibly in a digital environment and strengthen their 21st century skills such as understanding the ethical use of technology, accountability, social responsibility and personal productivity. It supports creativity and innovation, communication and information skills, as well as global awareness and civic literacy. Acquiring this knowledge and developing these skills will better position our students for their future college years and beyond.
Using iPads will allow us to replace some of the textbooks with iBooks and e-books, lightening the load students must carry with them every day. Additionally, it will reduce the cost spent on textbooks, which may offset the cost of the iPad over the course of four years of high school. Students will be able to access original documents, videos and other curriculum materials at anytime from anywhere inside the school and outside, too, which facilitates anywhere–anytime learning. The iPad provides a way for students and teachers to engage in an interactive, student-centered learning environment.
All students are required to have their own iPad.
Consider purchasing your iPad from the Fenwick Apple Store to receive Apple’s Educational discount. The store can be found at www.apple.com/edu/fenwickhighschool.
For the recommended minimum requirements for an iPad, please click on this link
2020 iPad Setup
Students will be emailed directions on how to send us information from their iPads that will be added to our system before July 14th. Students will also be given student login information to the various systems, as well as information on completing a required Digitial Citizenship course.
Your iPad, like a mobile phone, is an expensive electronic item and should not be left unattended.
Be sure to purchase Insurance or be sure that it is covered on your homeowner's policy if lost or stolen. Student should NEVER leave their iPad in their locker.
It is important to note that Applecare+ is an extended warranty that covers only two instances of damage. It does not cover lost or stolen iPads.
If your iPad has been lost, stolen or damaged, and is in the process of being repaired or a new iPad purchased, you can request a loaner iPad from the Technology Office. Please follow the following steps:
Obtain a Loaner iPad Application form from the Technology Office or from the link below.
Fill out all the requested information. Both the student and a parent/guardian must sign the form.
Bring the completed form to the Technology Office along with $35 (check made payable to Fenwick High School) for the use of a loaner iPad for a maximum of three weeks.
When you receive your new or repaired iPad, return the loaner iPad to the Technology Office as soon as possible.
Loaner iPad Application