Brentwood students from kindergarten through middle school will get to explore the educational potential of iPads and the unlimited apps this academic year.
Armed with 110 newly purchased Apple iPads, the Brentwood Union School District will launch a mobile learning devices pilot project in the coming weeks at Krey, Garin, Pioneer and Brentwood elementary schools and Edna Hill and Adams middle schools. In addition to general education classrooms, they will also be available in some special education classes.
"We created an application process as a pilot that we hope to do more with in future years and this is our opportunity to get our feet wet in the mobile technology learning world," said Michael Bowen, the district's director of curriculum and instruction.
The Brentwood Education Foundation donated $50,000, while the district also designated $50,000 toward the funding of the new project. The district is in the process of purchasing and selecting educational apps to enhance student learning through the project.