PASD students receive new iPads


Photo courtesy of Mrs. Katelynn Miller

WRITE - Sixth grader Lexie Scanlan uses her iPad to assist in completing a text-dependent analysis assignment in ELA class.

Over the summer, the Pottsville Area School District purchased new iPads for their students and new laptops for their teachers. The students received the iPad 6th Generation, and the teachers received the MacBook Air, 13 inch, 2018 model. Lengel’s school technology manager, Mr. Joshua Moyer, said that the biggest challenge with getting the new technology was the simple packaging, they had to take all of the iPads out of the packaging, and then take the film off of the iPads. After the iPads were removed, the technology department staff had to apply serial number, and name label to the iPads. Mr. Moyer said that this took five weeks over the summer!

The Pottsville Area School District got new iPads because their lease was up on the old iPads we had last year and in previous years. Every student in the district, grades K-12 has their own individual iPad. The iPads are taken home in grades 5-12. These iPads can be used for anything from homework and projects in the middle and high school to helping with handwriting in the elementary school. The iPads have replaced most textbooks in the middle and high school. The iPads are a great learning tool that we are very fortunate to have in the Pottsville Area School District!