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Both iPads and pen and paper are used by students in a fourth-grade composition class at Newport Elementary School. Students had to write an opinion piece on why they should be allowed to have a puppy. Newport is one of five District 833 schools participating in a pilot iPad program that is part of an initiative called T3, or Transforming Thinking Through Technology. (Bulletin photo by William Loeffler)

iPad pilot program in five District 833 schools changing classroom learning

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So far, so good.

School District 833 leaders said they are encouraged by the progress of a pilot program that equipped all students in five schools with iPads at the beginning of the school year.


Students at Crestview, Newport and Pullman elementary schools, Oltman Middle School and Park High School received the mobile devices in August. Teachers received them last spring and attended training sessions during the summer.

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William Loeffler
William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 
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