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Westminster honored by Apple
by Staff Reports
December 18, 2013 05:41 PM | 1023 views | 3 3 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Westminster Schools last month was named an Apple Distinguished School for innovative use of technology in the classroom.

In fall 2011, Westminster introduced Apple Macbooks in grades six through eight, with expansion to grades three through 12 the following year. Even younger students now use iPads and other devices to conduct research and create and present projects.

In a letter to school President William Clarkson in November, Apple’s Vice President for Education said Westminster’s vision for inspired teaching, the school’s innovative leadership, as well as the creative use of digital tools by faculty qualified Westminster as a Distinguished School. Clarkson gave the credit to the faculty for re-imagining teaching and learning to incorporate new technology.

The Distinguished School designation extends through 2015. Apple Distinguished Schools are K–12 schools that provide 24/7, school-wide, one-to-one access to Apple notebook computers and/or mobile devices to all students, teachers and administrators.
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2013Grad
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December 24, 2013
Single worst decision Westminster has made in the last decade. Kids barely pay attention in class anymore (if at all) thanks to school-provided 24/7 access to facebook and internet games and, despite the administration's bluster, the "Crackbooks" are both rarely and poorly integrated into the curriculum. Furthermore, several of the best teachers were and are being let go simply for refusing to play along with this the notion that these distraction machines enhance learning. It's terrible seeing my school circle the drain in this manner.

Peggy Shaw
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December 19, 2013
Congratulations to Westminster on this honor. Holy Innocents' has had Apple laptops for 5th-graders and up for several years now, and the younger children have easy access to IPads. We are proud to be an "Apple School," too.
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