How Full are Our iPads?


How full are all of the devices on campus? This is a snapshot of all iPads on our network on January 25, 2015. Click here to download and share the full-page .PDF. If you want to learn more about what U Prep offers to help manage storage, see “How Much Storage Does Your iPad Need?“

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7th Grade Students Demonstrate Paragraph Construction


7th grade students in Carl Faucher’s English class have been studying how to write strong, thesis-driven paragraphs. Using examples from their character analysis of Of Mice and Men or from their own persuasive writing, students put together these instructional videos demonstrating the elements of a well-constructed paragraph. Students combined an iPad app called Explain Everything […]

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Where Does Your (On-Device) Time Go?

RescueTime tracks which programs are active on your computer and categorizes them to show how you've spent your time.

In our fall Technology Device survey, students in Middle and Upper Schools both talked about the challenges of staying “on task” while on devices. How do you know where your time goes when you’re using your device? How much time are you really spending on side activities? If you want to know what you’re really […]

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6 Word Memoirs from Middle School English

from skitch

6th-8th grade English classes wrote 6 Word Memoirs and created images of them on their iPads. Inspired by a classic writing prompt, the English faculty added another layer to the prompt by having students find images which supported their 6-word-long autobiographies. Using the Skitch app, students wrote their memoirs onto the images to create their […]

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Analyzing Exercises in P.E. with Ubersense

In both Middle School and Upper School, the P.E. Department has been experimenting with  an app called Ubersense to allow students to monitor and evaluate their exercises and technique. With Ubersense, students create videos demonstrating their exercises. P.E. Teacher Kyle Lawhead explains: The goal is to have students analyze their technique early in the semester (this […]

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Math Demonstrations with Explain Everything

One way in which students use tablet computing at U Prep is to record their own “explainer videos” in which they demonstrate their process or knowledge on a given topic. This is inline with one of our school-wide Professional Development goals to make thinking and learning visible in order to work on critical thinking and […]

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Freehand Thinking in French with Tablets

Students learning a foreign language try to process information through a variety of formats: oral/aural, written, and visual. Picture-based flashcards are a staple of language instruction because of the link between imaging and recall and the benefit these play in helping students memorize vocabulary. Max Likin has taken this process a step further using the […]

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Students use Faculty-Designed Tool to Monitor Deadlines

University Prep students are busy, hard-working and are learning to balance involvement in academics, extra-curricular involvement and athletics. The U Prep faculty knows that helping students assume increasing responsibility for their work means that students must be able to advocate for their needs as well as to take on ownership of their schedule. Sometimes deadlines need […]

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