Support the Café

Search our Site

Episcopal school embraces iPad

Episcopal school embraces iPad

Schools in Knoxville, Tenn., purchased iPads over the summer and are letting their students try to them out, Allison Rupp reports on Among such institutions: Episcopal School of Knoxville.

The 20 iPads at Episcopal School of Knoxville are for only kindergartners and first-graders, said Julie King, technology coordinator.

“In kindergarten, they are just not ready for a full-size keyboard with their little hands,” King said. “iPads are perfect.”

To protect the $500 machines, King uses military-grade casing.

“It’s tested in the Middle East, in a military environment,” King said. “We’re testing it on the kindergarten environment. We’ll see what’s tougher.”

The kids have a variety of educational games that help them add, spell, build rocket ships and trace letters.


Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

Support the Café
Past Posts

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café