VIDEO: Tech Boot Camp for Northfield Teachers
Northfield teachers will get schooled in the world of iPads next week.
Next week Northfield teachers will head back to school—not to teach, but to do a little learning themselves.
As part of the district's Transformational Technology plan—which saw the Northfield School Board last month approve a plan to lease iPads for teachers this year with the idea of leasing iPads for all students in the 2013-14 school year—teachers will spend time next week learning the ins and outs of tablet technology.
The district will lease the iPads for three years at about $41,000 per year. There will be additional costs for purchasing software and for protective covers for the iPads.
In his weekly video with Northfield Patch, Superintendent Chris Richardson talks about the training for teachers and what's in store for the teachers as the new school year starts.