Technology

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.

To prepare students for the future in today's digital society, we need to provide them access to a variety of technology tools and applications. Different hardware devices, a wide variety of software, web applications and the infrastructure to support them are key components of 21st century classroom instruction.

Classroom technology

Every classroom has a teacher PC, webcam and projector as well as Internet and wireless connectivity. However, the types of additional technology available varies from school to school.

Students are allowed to bring their own device to school if they have one. They can connect to our wifi network that is filtered for safety. For more information see the Bring Your Own Device policy below.

Elementary schools

Each instructional grade-level classroom has two PCs.

There are a variety of combinations of handheld devices such as iPads, E-readers, Nooks, Kindles, and Classroom Response Systems scattered throughout the school for student use. This number is ever changing due to grants, PTA sponsorship and campus preferences. 

Middle and high schools

Each school has open labs and laptop carts that any teacher can check out to use in their classrooms. Some middle schools and every high school have CTE labs and TechApps labs.

Some schools with special programs have additional technology options available such as:

  • student PCs in classrooms
  • iPad carts or iPad trays in classrooms
  • MacBook carts and Chromebook carts

1:1 for secondary students

The Ready 1:1 initiative will provide all high school students with an iPad this fall to enhance learning and further engage our students. Find out more on the Ready 1:1 page.

 

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Technology Department

Help Desk
972-494-8566 
6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email