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Manor View Students Get $15k for iPads

Target Corp. has awarded a grant to the school to build a special lab, along with 30 of the popular tablets for student use.

Students at Manor View Elementary School will have the chance to use some new Apple iPads, thanks to a major grant from Target Corp.

The major retailer awarded the Fort Meade school a $15,000 grant as part of its "Apps for Reading" program, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

The grant will allow the school to purchase 30 iPads and a special iPad cart. Manor View had already been working to create an iPad lab. 

In the press release, Manor View Principal Donna O'Shea said the iPads will come in handy as the school seeks to become a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

"It will be key in making learning exciting and relevant, and will help us to connect with classrooms in other parts of the world,” O'Shea said. “Being on Fort Meade, we serve the children of military families and receive new students very often.”

This is not the first time Target has helped out the students and staff at Manor View. In 2010, the company gave a major makeover to the school library and donated more than 2,000 books. 

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McGibblets October 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM
iPads + coordinated online assignments = decreased need for excessive school buildings and teachers. Entire learning programs can be dictated in this manner saving millions across the county. More focus on quality of education as opposed to quality of benefits and job security for lackluster schools and teachers. technology FTW!
BadStatistics October 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I think it would be nice to see a pilot of this include a flipped learning schedule. I think the idea is brilliant. Kids go home, watch videos on their ipads of their lessons. Maybe just have to click and answer some questions on the screen. Then they go into school to do their 'homework' answering problems, and receiving attention and help from the teacher in a classroom environment.
Brian C. October 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Great concept BadStatistics ....How do you handle the poor school districts? I actually think your Idea is good.

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