Ready 1:1

End of the year iPad check in

GISD Ready logo on iPad screenStudents must return their Ready 1:1 iPads by May 25 or earlier*. Please make sure you have your device charged and ready to turn in at school by the due date.

*Check with your campus for your specific due date.

Summer iPad check out

Students in 9-11th grade who will be attending summer school or plan on using their iPads frequently during the summer are welcome to check out devices.

Summer check out steps

  1. Parent and student sign up in Skyward no later than May 19.

    Ready Summer 1:1 form

  2. Student brings the device during the designated grade level check in date assigned by the campus.
  3. The student's device will be checked by technology staff and re-assigned for the summer.

 See the video in Spanish.

Provide access to digital tools for all students and staff inside and outside of district facilities. - Strategic Plan Goal 2, Specific Result 3.

The Ready 1:1 program is part of the GISD Ready initiative which aims to transform teaching and learning in GISD classrooms.

High school Ready 1:1 program participation

The Ready 1:1 iPad program is available for all high school students, and families are highly encouraged to participate so that their students can take advantage of this exciting instructional program. 

To participate, students and parents must sign and agree to abide by the guidelines and policies as outlined in these documents:

Acceptable Use Policy 

Acceptable Use Policy - Spanish

Ready 1:1 Handbook 

Ready 1:1 Handbook - Spanish  

Program background

Inspired by the Strategic Plan and funded by the 2014 Bond, Ready 1:1 provided all high school students an iPad in fall of 2016. 

Why 1:1?

By providing a device to students, we want to level the playing field and give each of them a chance to explore new learning methods and personalize their educational experience. We want to encourage them to be innovative and think creatively.  The Ready 1:1 program:

  • helps prepare students of today for world of tomorrow
  • creates conditions for future success by helping students become the types of candidates desired by colleges and employers
  • provides preloaded digital resources on devices
  • helps students becomes creative, innovate problem-solvers - the type of candidates desired by college and employers
  • provides equal access to technology in and out of the classroom

i Pad example image.Why iPads?

  • College and career readiness
  • Access to iBooks
  • Access to iTunesU including TEA, Pre-AP and AP content downloads
  • Teacher proficiency
  • Compatible with classroom tools like TI-Nspire calculators and science probes
  • Digital resource compatibility
  • Lightweight, durable and portable