- iPads allow the user to access the world’s libraries and universities at their fingertips, for example through iTunes U
- They provide a focus for collaboration and communication using Keynote or Explain Everything and a tool for synthesising knowledge through apps such as Poplet
- The iPad is a ‘digital pencil case’ offering truly mobile learning
Since January 2016 all teachers have had their own ipad. Here is a short film to give you a glimpse of what we have been able to do so far.
Director of Studies Hannah Pomroy explains “As a teacher I have found that the iPad has released me from the front of the class, making the learning in my lessons feel much more like a shared process. It’s the perfect teaching and learning tool – designed to be easily used, projected on screen and capable of everything a laptop would do from lesson planning to involving activities, content consumption and creativity.
I have been able to give the students instant access to a wide variety of resources, and pull up graphs and videos as the twists and turns of the learning process demand, bringing engagement, depth and added understanding and I am very excited about the prospect of the students being able to do some of this for themselves, to help increase their independence, self-efficacy and motivation.”
The iPad is a superb learning tool especially in relation to communication skills, critical thinking, stimulating creativity, problem solving, decision-making, research and information fluency. We want to give our students a competitive edge on their peers.