Middle School->MLTI

Welcome to the MLTI Page

In the fall of 2002, the Maine Department of Education (DOE), Apple Computer, and most importantly the middle school students of Maine embarked on a unique journey. The Maine Technology Learning Initiative (MLTI) provided Apple iBook computers to all students in grades seven and eight.

The program is now in it's 14th year. Devices were refreshed for the 2015-2016 school year with Windham Middle School choosing Apple iPads. Under this deployment, teachers and administrators in the building received Apple MacBook Airs and iPad Minis.

Students received Apple iPad (4th Generation) with 32 gig of storage.

The Windham Middle School MLTI Team:

  • Drew Patin, Principal
  • Kim McBride, Assistant Principal
  • Peter Mullen, Technical Leader
  • The Seventh and Eighth Grade Staff and Students

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What will the iPad be used for?

  • The iPads can and will be available for students to use in any subject.
  • The iPads will be able to work wirelessly from any place in the school. This means students will be able to use the laptops in the cafeteria during study hall,  or in the gym, or FCS, music, library, IT, etc.
  • The wireless connection will allow students to use the Internet as well as save information to their iCloud account.
  • Unless the priviledge has been abused, students can take their iPads home.

Student Responsibility

  • The student will play a large role in helping manage the success of the program. The iPad is designed to be a personal device. They will have the power, and responsibility, to manage the use of their device.
  • Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Students and parents are required to sign an AUP each year. This is is a contract between the student and the school regarding how the technology will be used and what it will be used for.
  • Insurance is available but not mandatory. Students will be help accountable for damages to their iPad and accessories.
  • Students will also be held responsible for what they use the iPad for. The device will be provided to them for academic purposes only. Failure to follow this guideline can result in the student losing the use of the technology.
  • Students must think of the iPad as just another tool they need in their school day. Not unlike a pencil, or paper, or calculator. With this in mind, students will be held responsible if they arrive in class unprepared regarding the iPad. This includes forgetting it at home, forgetting to charge the device, or forgetting to make sure the device is charging in the classroom if it isn't brought home.