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Classroom of the Future

Integrating technology into the classroom has long been a HPISD priority. At the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, UP started to implement the “Classroom of the Future” or COF Bundle. The first classrooms to receive the bundle were Kindergarten, First Grade, Fourth Grade, Music, and the Computer Lab. In the spring of 2007, the school equipped Second Grade and Third grade with the COF Bundle. The TAG, Science, and Resource classrooms received the COF bundle in the fall of 2007.

The Classroom of the Future Bundle includes a Promethean Interactive whiteboard, Teacher laptop, projector, speakers, a document camera, and accessories to go with the Promethean Board.

As of 2013, UP went through a Promethean refresh. Now all classrooms have a Promethean Board with integrated touch features. 

Additional technology by grade level class set up.
Kindergarten: 4 desktop computers with touch monitors, 4 iPads, numerous iPods
1st Grade: 4 desktop computers (2 with touch monitors), 4 iPads,  numerous iPods
2nd Grade: 2 desktop computers with touch monitors, 4 iPads, 8 Chomebooks
3rd Grade: 1-1 classroom (24 Netbooks on a cart) 1 iPad. We are transitioning to 24 Chromebooks and 8 iPads per class.
4th Grade :1-1 classroom (24 Netbooks on a cart) 1 iPad.  We are transitioning to 24 Chromebooks and 8 iPads per class.
 
Starting 2014-2015 we are piloting a new model for our third and fourth grade classrooms. This new model will include 24 Chromebooks and 8 iPads per class. If the pilot proves successful, then half third and fourth grade classrooms will be upgraded mid school year 2014-15. The other half of third and fourth grade classrooms will be outfitted 2015-2016 school year.