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Mobile Learning Program

ABOUT THE MOBILE LEARNING PROGRAM

New Trier is in its 4th year of its one-to-one Mobile Learning Program (MLP) - an iPad for every New Trier student. iPads have been in use in New Trier classrooms, across disciplines, over the course of eight years, beginning with a small pilot in the 2010-2011 school year. These devices continue to offer a unique set of features...» Learn More

MAKING YOUR IPAD SELECTION

To participate in the Mobile Learning Program, students are required to select an iPad model and an iPad orientation date. Your family will have the option of either purchasing an iPad from the district at a subsidized cost, or bring their personally-owned iPads...» Learn More

STUDENT IPAD ORIENTATION

Students are required to attend an iPad Orientation session during the summer. If you chose to bring your own device (BYOD), you will still be required to attend iPad training along with students who purchased their iPads from the district...» Learn More

PROGRAM GUIDELINES & BEST PRACTICES

Your iPad is designed to be your personal learning device so it is important to understand the rules and regulations that govern iPad use during the school day...» Learn More

IPAD REPAIR, LOSS & APPLECARE+

New Trier is committed to providing students high quality support so that they can spend less time focusing on iPad functions and more on academic goals.  To make the Repair/Loss/Damage process as easy as possible, several services are in place to streamline the process...» Learn More

EBOOKS

New Trier is fully committed to working with teachers and department leadership to evaluate ebook options for classes. eBooks are typically less expensive than a paper textbook, and offers functionality that enhance the learning experience that is not possible in paper books...» Learn More

BENEFITS OF THE MOBILE LEARNING PROGRAM

New Trier's Mobile Learning Initiative was originally based on a small pilot in 2010-2011, which continued to expand into larger pilots through the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. The ongoing evaluation of the program during the pilot phase and the related research about the effective use of mobile technology in education has motivated the expansion to a 1-to-1 program - an iPad for every New Trier student... » Learn More

UNDERSTANDING TEENAGE TECHNOLOGY USE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Although there are significant benefits to using mobile technology in education to support learning and to prepare students for their lives beyond New Trier, it is important to understand and discuss topics such as distraction and internet safety.  The following section has resources and articles for parents about student use of technology, and may provide information that will be helpful to you in making informed decisions about how your student uses technology outside of school...» Learn More

Parent Communications

Mobile Learning with iPads