Garland ISD Adopts Doceri in 3,800 Classrooms District-Wide
The school year is winding down in the US, but in the Garland Independent School District in Texas, teachers and students have already gotten a taste of what their classrooms will be like next year.
In mid-April, Lakeview High school was among the first schools in the district to roll out iPads along with Doceri software, campus wide.
Before students return in the fall, Garland’s Teacher iPad Initiative will be fully implemented across all 3,800 classrooms in the district - 49 elementary, 13 middle and eight high schools in the communities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse Texas, just outside Dallas.
Adopting Doceri as part of the district’s new iPad initiative provides mobile, interactive whiteboard functionality in every classroom. Teachers can move around among their students rather than being tied to a whiteboard at the front of the room, and can engage students in the lesson as they remain in their seats. In addition, teachers can easily create screencast lessons for students and parents to view outside of class.
On July 24, 2014 Garland ISD teachers will share and collaborate on innovative ideas for using the iPad in their classrooms at the district’s first GISD iCon one-day conference.
“Doceri makes sense at Garland ISD because it allows the teacher to control their computer from anywhere in the room,” Said Jim Hysaw, executive director of technology for Garland ISD. “The teacher also has the ability to hand the Doceri-controlled iPad to the students. Thus the students become the teacher.”