Tablets are a natural tool for problem-based and project-based learning in middle and high school. We developed our iPad program deliberately, benefiting from the experience of many peer schools. We also designed it to complement Burke's mission:
- mobile and hands-on
- promotes responsibility and independence
- supports inquiry-based learning
Using the many iPad applications developed for classrooms, students confront and work on real-world issues, often in groups, and can share and publish their work with an audience beyond Burke.
Today, it’s not uncommon to see students giving a multi-media presentation to their class or sharing video, audio, and photos during an all-school assembly.
Weaving iPads, computers and social media into the fabric of our curriculum empowers students to research, think, process, design, connect, and produce creative solutions in novel ways.