Robach Supports Education by Securing Funds for Ipad Labs for K-2 Schools

Senator Joe Robach and the Greece Central School District have partnered to put technology into the hands of Greece elementary school students, supporting technology in the classroom and enhancing their education experience. In an effort to increase students’ access to and understanding of technology, the district recently purchased 30 iPads for each school serving grades K-2.

Senator Joe Robach recently joined Greece Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams in IMG_9080unveiling the new devices in the Autumn Lane Elementary School Library. Second grade students will be using iPads with school librarian Katherine Boggs. They will be reading an eBook about the presidency.

In addition to Autumn Lane, iPad stations were recently added to English Village Elementary School and Holmes Road Elementary School. In 2012, the district’s eight other elementary schools purchased iPad labs thanks to in part to $50,000 secured by Sen. Robach. The devices are housed in school libraries and used to enrich lessons that are planned collaboratively between classroom teachers and librarians.

“As part of an ongoing initiative, students at Autumn Lane Elementary School in the Town of Greece will now have access to 30 iPads in the school’s library. This new technology will help them prepare for testing and to meet district technology standards. I’m pleased to help secure funding for this project that will benefit all K-5 students in the Greece Central School District by providing them access to new technology,” said Joe Robach in support of technology advancements in the classroom.

Deane-Williams said the addition of this new technology goes a long way in helping students meet the Greece Central School District technology standards. Additionally, New York State will soon require students to take assessments electronically.

“Schools and students need to begin preparing now for the demands of the future,” she said.