During social studies class, eighth-grader Elliott Headden sketches timelines on his iPad 3. While in math class, he writes math problems using his finger on the iPad screen and shows his teacher the calculations and solutions. In science class Headden uses a search engine app to look up quick facts, such as the sugar content in bananas or the population of the world.
The Episcopal School of Knoxville student carries the iPad his parents gave him for Christmas to each of his classes as part of a new FLEx 1:1 Middle School Technology program.
FLEx 1:1 refers to the free-platform learning exchange ESK’s Technology Director Julie King created to support the integration of technology into the school curriculum. The aim of the program is to allow digital devices to be used by students in class to collaborate and learn in more innovative ways.