Friday, August 17, 2012

DeSoto ISD student iPad drawing is educational - not a political stunt

Dallas Morning News Education reporter Tawnell Hobbs described the DeSoto ISD attendance intiative as follows:

Related information: DeSoto ISD also has an attendance initiative. Each of DeSoto’s 13 schools will have an iPad drawing for students who are in school, on time and with no early dismissals, for the first five days of school, Aug. 27-Aug. 31, according to a district news release. 

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The Desoto ISD Press Release stated

Students can win an iPad for being at school

All students who are in school and are on time the first five days – August 27 through August 31 (no tardies or early dismissals) for the first five days – August 27 through August 31 - will be eligible for a campus drawing to win a free iPad! DeSoto ISD is preparing students, families and staff for instruction on Monday, August 27 – the first day of school – and every school day the entire year.

Each of the 13 schools will hold a drawing the second week of school to award one lucky student with a great educational device! This combines with the district launch of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program this year where students can use their own laptops, smartphones or tablets for instructional purposes during the school day. The BYOD policy is posted on the new district web site which officially launched August 10.

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