Elementary school in Maple Ridge is Apple approved

January 30, 2023

Yennadon Elementary received an Apple Distinguished Schools designation

By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

A Maple Ridge elementary school has been given a special designation for using Apple technology in their classrooms.

Yennadon Elementary is officially an Apple Distinguished school because of their use of iPads in the Grade 6/7 classrooms.

They applied for the distinction in June, 2022 and received approval for their application in September.

Every student in each of the six Grade 6/7 classes – about 84 students – has an iPad to use, courtesy of the school district.

By getting the Apple status it allows teachers access to different workshops and seminars that Apple puts on, explained Shawna Loutet, Grade 6/7 teacher at the school. Workshops like coding and others that teach both students and teachers how to use programs like Keynote for creating presentations, Pages to type up documents, and others used for collaboration, better.

“The kids are able to work together, share information together. You can have two or three kids at one time working on the same project and then they can all be adding to it at the same time,” she described.

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