Jackson State University has donated 50 iPads to Blackburn Middle School and completed an initiative to make the school wireless. The initiative was implemented to provide a robust wireless infrastructure throughout the school building, allowing students the ability to be connected to hosted learning applications and access to the internet. Collaboration among students can now occur anywhere on school grounds with the proper technology device.
In addition to wireless services, students that are having trouble with school work will be able to check out an iPad for additional tutorial help.
JSU faculty and researchers are working with Blackburn faculty and administrators to create a laboratory school where excellence in education theory and practice can be observed, studied and utilized.