SEP’s iPad project launched in 2011. Funded by a Tides Foundation grant from Google Washington, the iPad project aims to get technology into the hands of the students. We're excited to get students involved with science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in new ways while keeping up-to-date on current technologies. Much like our Kit Loan Program, we loan class sets of iPads for SEP teachers to use during their class.
Since our intial launch we've continued to have support from companies in the Seattle area. Two more grants from Google Wasington funded additional iPads and staff time for Clint Shaw to provide classroom support for iPad use. Exo Labs donated a class set of their Focus Cameras with accessories as well as eight microscopes all intended for in class use with our iPads. Last but not least, a Bellevue area technology firm dontated 50 iPads allowing us to have one iPad for each student in any given classroom.