Technology is a critical part of teaching and preparing our students for the 21st Century. To meet the needs of our students, the Sheboygan Area School District has begun a Digital Conversion. The goal of this conversion is to have students be able to locate, analyze, and apply information to solve problems and publish their results. The purpose of the Digital Conversion Initiative is to employ technology in ways that improve teaching and learning through increased student engagement while teaching the Common Core standards focusing on reading and mathematics. It is imperative to note that this project is a curriculum and instruction project, not a technology project. Through this paradigm shift in methodology, we are changing the way teachers teach and students learn, while utilizing an awesome set of technological tools.
Starting in early 2013, iPads were distributed to all 6th grade students. The roll-out expands to include 7th through 12th grade students by the 2014-15 school year.