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App-y days as Kendal students get iPads
4:39pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
LUCKY students at a Kendal school have been given their own iPads to use in class and at home.
Queen Katherine School has issued the devices to several form groups after a new wireless system was installed.
Staff hope students’ use of the technology will ‘fundamentally change’ the way they learn, and make lessons more exciting.
Kathy Taylor, head of ICT and computing, said: “The potential of mobile devices to enhance teaching and learning both in, and out, of the classroom is vast.
“The ability to gain instant access to the wealth of knowledge on the internet is only part of the story. “Children learn through discussion and collaboration.
“We need to explore the constant stream of new apps aimed at enhancing this. “I would even hope to take part in the process by giving students the ability to design their own apps.”
A scheme to allow staff to purchase iPads through the school has been taken up by 65 per cent of teachers. They use them for lesson planning, teaching, and administration.
The school said it was hoping every student will having online access.