Mini iPads makes things easier for teachers


Ben Prengler

Teachers such as Homa Lewis are utilizing mini iPads provided by the school district in the classroom to help in their teaching.

Lauren Payne, Student Life Editor

After receiving new projectors, a Google Drive system, and other technological advances at the start of the year, some teachers also got iPad minis for their own use in the classroom. The use of the iPad mini is making some things easier for teachers.

“I can sit in the back of my room and run my PowerPoints and take attendance on it, and walk around and control the board,” history and geography teacher Homa Lewis said. “I can’t wait to see what else I can do with it.”

The use of new technology in a classroom is appealing to students as well.

“I think it’s really cool that the teachers are getting to use really nice and advanced technology to help them teach,” sophomore Cooper Marion said. “I know a lot of my teachers go from the StarBoard to the whiteboard a lot, so having the iPad to control the computer and stuff will probably be really convenient for them.”

Despite the many upsides, there are some downsides to teachers using iPads during class.

“I do like technology, so I’m glad I have this to use,” Lewis said. “But, with my freshman, I don’t allow them to have their phones out in class, so I just have to figure out how to use it in class. I don’t think it’s very fair if I get to use and be on the iPad, when they’re not allowed on their phones.”