Manitou Springs School District provides an iPad to every student in K through 12th grade
5th – 12th grade students takes the iPad home with them to work collaboratively on group projects, or do web based research on their own. Learning is no longer confined to the hours of the school day; with today’s technology, it can happen any hour of the day from anywhere. We also have iPads for all K – 4th grade students that stays in the classrooms.
- Manitou Springs school District will provide an Managed Apple ID to every student that get issues an iPad.
How to log into internet from school and or home
Students need to…
1) Go to Apple.com
2) Type in username and password
3) Click “Browse the web!”
• Students can’t opt-in to receive marketing materials.
• Limit Ad Tracking will be turned on to ensure students don’t receive targeted advertising.
Global Corporate Proxy
Most proxies today are web proxies, and their main job is facilitating access to content on the internet, and filtering all websites and apps for inappropriate materials. This feature will allow us to filter content on iPads, even when the student uses their iPad away from school. Every app will be filtered, as well as all internet browsing.
Apple Distinguished Program
The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
“The twenty-first century is dictating that educators develop new paradigms regarding instruction. Students are utilizing new technologies to learn, to communicate, to develop relationships – school systems must become agile, flexible, and ‘smart’ to reach the modern day learner. Our school system is addressing the needs of the ‘whole, new child.’ Included in this plan is the effective use of technology. We are working to redefine classroom instruction, and empower teachers to develop instructional techniques that are not limited to the traditional classroom, and will most definitely energize and engage the twenty-first century learner.”
Ed Longfield, Superintendent, Manitou Springs School District 14
The selection of Manitou Springs School District 14 as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology. Incorporating iPad into the classrooms of Manitou Springs has encouraged teachers to break away from traditional teacher-led instruction and utilize technology to increase student engagement and lead to more active and meaningful student experiences. The district continually works to implement new technologies as a way of learning how they can best serve students.
Manitou Springs School District 14 serves approximately 1500 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district offers a “small town” educational environment driven by “Relationships, Rigor and Opportunity.” Manitou Springs District 14 is proud of its success in meeting the needs of every student. In addition to a challenging academic curriculum, all schools offer comprehensive art, physical education, music, computer technology, special education, and gifted and talented instruction.