McGregor ISD will empower every student with the skills, knowledge, and experience in a safe atmosphere of respect, communication, and cooperation, encouraging all to become responsible and productive citizens. This is the mission of the McGregor Independent School District and it takes on special significance as our students prepare for life in the 21st century. To fulfill the district's mission, a 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative was approved on October 29, 2012.
The first phase of the Mobile Learning Initiative includes providing a district-owned iPad to students in grades 8-12 in the 2013-2014 school year. The second phase of the initiative includes providing a district-owned chromebook to students in grades 6-8 for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. However, the initiative is about more than the mobile learning device. It is about changing the process of teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms; it is about developing collaborators, communicators, and critical thinkers. The Mobile Learning Initiative represents the district's commitment to equipping 21st century learners with 21st century tools and skills.
The iPad and chromebook will be the student's personal mobile learning device for the entire school year. They will be able to take their device home for school and personal use, but will be required to bring it to school each day, as it will be their main source of technology used regularly as a part of instruction.