Technology in the Classroom

Middle School


Technology at Westside

The role of technology in our lives are ever-changing. At Westside School we provide opportunites for students from grades Kindergarten thru 8th grade to experience Technology with a hands-on approach.

In the Lower School, our Technology Specialist travels to students classrooms to work on activities or lesson extensions with support from a classroom set of iPads. Students are expected to learn about digital citizenship, integrative ways to use technology, create content, and explore new Apps.

In the Middle School, Westside has a 1:1 iPad program. Integration of technology is done fluidly through the Middle School where students are expected to use their iPads for completing assignments and collaborating with one another.

Westside School requires each student to protect their iPad with a case. There are many cases out and available for you to purchase. We recommend cases that fully cover the student's iPad as well as having an attached keyboard. Here are a few options for iPad cases for versions iPad 2 or iPad 4.

More protective

Trent Airbender 1.0

Logitech Folio Keyboard

Kensington Keyfolio Pro 2

Sleek Case and Keyboard

ZAGG PROfolio case

Anker TC960

Belkin Keyboard Folio Case

**Cases were researched by reading customer reviews on Amazon**

Please review Westside School’s Acceptable Use Policy for our iPad Program (attachment below). This Policy MUST be printed out and signed by ALL students in grades 5 – 8 (and a parent or guardian). Lower School students should turn in the form to their teachers; Middle School students should turn in the form to their grade-level science teacher.