1:1 iPad program
SMR is committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology and using technology to enhance teaching and learning. To prepare students to take their place in a world that is increasingly global and continually changing, SMR developed the 1:1 iPad program; established a student, faculty and parent portal; and created a 100 percent Wi-Fi-enabled campus.
Our 1:1 iPad program fits the mission of SMR in promoting individualized student growth by providing a tool in which every student’s learning can be personalized. The iPad provides students with an educational hub for their schedule, email, events, course discussion groups and grades.
All students are required to purchase an iPad for daily use at school. iPads may be purchased on your own or through the school iPad purchase program.
All courses offer the option of ordering eBooks. For more information about ebooks, please contact Julie Bryner: Julie.Bryner@smrhs.org or 301-373-4179 for more information.
For additional information on the 1:1 iPad initiative, please contact Dean of Academic Technology, Mr. Jason DeLucco: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-475-7664.
The iPad provides the most flexibility and greatest variety of apps for educaitonal use. Apple also has a long track record working with educational institutions.
Yes, you may purchase an iPad on your own or through the SMR purchase program.
iPads are available online from Apple (Search for St. Mary's Ryken in the "Find Your School" box.) and from a variety of stores and online retailers.
The iPad or iPad Pro or the newest available model with 64 GB (Wi-Fi only model) is the preferred option. A durable case and a warranty are highly recommended. For whichever model you choose, please make sure it has at least 64 GB* of memory due to the size of digital textbooks. The iPad mini and iPad Pro are also acceptable.
If your iPad is damaged or out for repairs, SMR will loan an iPad for daily use. There is a nominal daily fee.
The SMR Wi-Fi network has internet content filters in place to keep students from straying to and logging on to potentially harmful sites.
On the iPads, SMR places the Airwatch app. Airwatch allows SMR to configure the SMR Wi-Fi settings, email address settings (school email only), push apps out to the devices and find a device that has been lost.