The Lakeland High School Media Center will have nine new additions beginning in January.
Lakeland applied for a Library Services Technology Act Grant before the school year and decided to use the grant to purchase nine iPads. The iPads will be available for LHS students to check out after the first of year.
All of the iPads include 3G internet service and are equipped with their own cases. The library is currently waiting on a license from Apple before they will be able to buy “apps” for the iPads that will include presentation and word processing programs as well as interactive games and books.
The grant’s goal is “Bridging the Digital Divide” and therefore, the iPads will only be available for overnight checkout to students without internet access at their homes. The 3G services with the iPads will allow students to access the internet at home even when wireless service is not available.
The media center hopes the iPads will be a huge benefit to students without immediate access to the internet and help them with their schoolwork and other projects by giving them an alternative medium to use in completing and excelling in school.