UPDATED: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 8:50pm
Waco, Texas — Monday, Midway ISD school officials began distributing iPads to high school students, as part of their 1:1 initiative.
So far, more than 1,900 students have signed permission slips to receive their devices, which the district says is about 90 percent participation. Once students received their iPads, they were assigned into the computer, downloads were put on the devices, and students were required to take "selfies" for identification purposes.
"This is really an equalizer to help benefit those students that may not have access to technology resources. You know, it's exciting because now they'll have the benefit of additional learning instructional value through technology," said Midway ISD Executive Director of Technology, Adam Feind.
Lesson plans using the new technology is set to begin immediately. In the coming weeks, students in middle and elementary schools will receive their devices as well.