Reading, Writing and…. iPads?

It certainly comes as no surprise that The Beaver Lake Middle School in Issaquah Washington uses iPads in their library.

This amazing middle school boasting 600 students is involved in some incredible things.  They’ve spearheaded major humanitarian projects such as the “Africa Project” where students collect and send supplies of all kinds to South Africa.  Beaver Lake Middle School was among the first in the state to launch a Respect & Responsibility leadership program that has become a regional leadership model.

Of course there are a few fun facts as well..Beaver Lake is one of only a few schools in Washington state to have a Wood and Metals shop, AND the only school to have a live mascot!  Buddy the Bulldog!

Library catalog, quick reference and more - all iPad accessible!
Library catalog, quick reference and more – all iPad accessible!

“I chose to use your brackets for the library to enable students to access our card catalog quickly” says Amber Peterson, the school librarian.  “Previously students could access the catalog on the desktop computers in our lab but they had to log-on and wait for the computers to warm up.”

“With the instant “on” of the iPads I am finding students are using the catalog much, much more than they did in the past.”
The iPads in the school’s library are securely mounted on the table in sleek and modern desk-mounted brackets that complement any academic decor and setting, giving students easy access to the iPad, and allowing the staff to feel confident that the iPads will remain safely in place.

“Students also use the iPad stations for quick look-ups.  For example, looking up the capital of Indonesia or how to translate a phrase to Spanish. They are going to the iPads first before asking me for help, which is great.  I love the self-sufficiency”

Amber also shared with us a picture of a tall stack of reference books and catalog computer that the iPad stations have replaced. She enthusiastically commented “Pretty Cool!”   We couldn’t agree more, Amber!

Educators now realize that the iPad is an excellent and effective tool for learning,  and are appearing in schools across the world. The iPad wallmount bracket and its many accessories is the perfect complement to showcase and display these iPads while keeping them securely in place as well as preventing unauthorized software to be accessed.

iPads stations replace desktop computers and reference books.
iPads stations replace desktop computers and reference books.

Look it up!  Learn what Beaver Lake Middle School already knows… iPads in school, mounted in brackets to safeguard them.  A+!

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