iPad Program (iPride)
An iPad Program for Grades 7, 8 and 9 Students
As a school committed to preparing students for success and leadership in a sustainable global society, we are continuously enhancing our practices and evaluating the devices that we use to support the learning process.
Our teachers continue to pursue their training on the effective pedagogical use of the iPad and the applications used to support our students’ learning.
There are currently four Apple certified teachers at LCC.
- lighter in the schoolbag
- more portable
- used to create and project content onto an interactive whiteboard (IWB)
- acts as a camera, recorder & e-reader all in one
- software is always up-to-date
- encourages inquiry-based and problem-based learning and cross-discipline curricula
- allows students to demonstrate their thinking and understanding in a variety of ways
- encourages collaborative learning with peers
- cost of device (i.e., iPad vs. laptop)
- ease of purchase (lease to own program)
- LCC is responsible for maintenance and repair of the iPads
- mobility (the teacher is no longer confined to the front of the class)
- collaboration with students
- easy and timely feedback to students
Here is a list of iPad apps that grade 7, 8 and 9 students will use during the 2019-2020 school year.
123D Design (For Math)
Antidote (For French)
Book Creator (For Every Subject)
Canva (For Every Subject)
Studyo (For Electronic Agenda)
You Doodle (For Geography)
Explain Everything (For Every Subject)
Gizmos (For Science)
Google Classroom (For
Google Docs (For Every Subject)
Google Drive (For Every Subject)
Google Earth (For Social Sciences)
Google Slides (For Every Subject)
Green Screen (doink) (For Every Subject)
iWork: Pages, Numbers, iMovie, Keynote, Garage Band (For Every Subject)
La Presse+ (For French)
Larousse – French-English Dictionary (For French)
Lego Mindstorms (For Science & Robotics)
Nike Training Club (For
Notability (For Every Subject - Note Taking)
Number Pieces (For Math)
PF Remote-EV3 (For Science & Robotics)
Photo Math (For Math)
Polar Flow (For Phys. Ed.)
Popplet (For Every Subject)
Unfold (For Math)
Quizlet (For Every Subject)
Sketchbook Express (For Geography)
Skitch (For Every Subject)
SmartMusic (For Music)
Socrative Student (For Every Subject)
Stick Around (For Science)
The Elements by Theodore Gray (For Science)
Thinglink (For Every Subject)
Timeline (For Geography & History)
Tunable (For Music)
Do you have questions about technology and your child? Be sure to read our growing list of resources for parents:
- Why was the iPad introduced in grade 7 in 2014-2015 instead of a laptop?
- How come all LCC students aren’t using iPads?
- I currently own an iPad; is it possible for my child to use this device instead of having to purchase one from the LCC Apple Store?
- What does the iPad Bundle include?
- Will my child use the iPad throughout high school?
- Does LCC offer support for software/hardware related issues or do I need to go through Apple Support?
- What are the application options for word processing?
- Which applications will my child be using?
- How will my child store his/her files?
- How can we protect the device from being damaged?
- What happens if the device is damaged during the school year?
We have conducted our own research within the school and have determined that there are several advantages for student learning with the iPad device. They are much lighter for children to carry and there are many existing apps that are relevant to our academic program.
Furthermore, they are portable, can be used by students to create content on interactive white boards and encourage inquiry- and problem-based learning as well as cross-discipline curricula. Also, they are a source for immediate feedback and all-class participation, peer-to-peer and teacher-student collaboration, and the teacher is no longer confined to the front of the class when teaching.