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Passing the HSC takes one Tablet. Screen test … Harry Sanderson, 14, Reggie Ridlen, 15, Claire Darwell, 15, and Helena Salomon, 14, with their iPad yesterday. Photo: Kate Geraghty NO CHILD will live without an iPad by the year 2013. And no parent will be spared the expense of buying that iPad ... or, if their child is prone to losing things, insuring it. This, at least, is the new edict at St Andrew's Cathedral School in central Sydney, which informed parents this week that it would require all students in years 7 to 10 to own an iPad from next year. While that will set parents back $597 per iPad, the school expects hard-copy text books will be redundant within a few years, replaced by e-books that will offset the cost - and spare their children's backs. Advertisement Valuable learning time will be saved as students no longer need to trek ''from class to locker and locker to class'' as they fetch their text books for each new lesson, said the head of school at St Andrews, John Collier.

How A Classroom Of iPads Changed My Approach To Learning. Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to take our kids on an overseas family holiday. About a third of the way through our trip as I tiredly walked to yet another airport terminal, I found myself thinking, “I know how check-in works.

Someone at a counter will tell me what to do, so I can turn off and just go with it.” On entering the terminal, we found self check-in kiosks and one distinctly disinterested attendant hiding behind a counter at the far end of the hall. We struggled through the process – our first encounter with such a system – telling each other what to do, making a simple process much harder than it really needed to be. It occurred to me later that my prior experience and expectations had made it harder to adjust my thinking. We tend to rely on what we know as one way to manage demands on our time. This anecdote serves as an illustration of an important realization made at this stage of our journey with iPads in learning at Redlands College . Apps & The App Store.

iPad Launch to all staff- INSET: How it worked (Resources Included) « A photo taken just before the INSET began.

iPad Launch to all staff- INSET: How it worked (Resources Included) «

Follow @mattbritland On Friday 28th of September we finally launched our iPad trial to all staff. There was only about 3 weeks to organise the event, but the whole thing went very well. Staff left excited, inspired and full of ideas. It really was an outstanding day! NEOMAD Interactive Comic for iPad. I. D. PHILLIPS. The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study.

In the first two terms of implementing an iPad programme, Longfield Academy in Kent have noticed a great impact on teaching and learning.

The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study

Research carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine consulting is published here. It’s really exciting to be able to announce our research into the use of iPads. After a successful implementation at Longfield Academy in Kent and two terms of embedded use, the research shows some incredibly positive impacts on teaching and learning. The report on the research, carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine Consulting is available below. It outlines the conclusions of one of the most extensive studies so far undertaken into the use of tablets for learning.

Please note: the tablet implementation surveys here include the questions used in this research. Any further queries can be directed via Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool. Thanks to Simon Thomas of 9ine Consulting, who reached out last week to share this exciting report. 9ine Consulting worked with NAACE (a.k.a.

Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool

“the ICT Association”) to produce this study. The study looks at the use of iPads at the Longfield Academy, where a large scale 1 to 1 iPad program was implemented last year. A brief overview of this groundbreaking study is provided below. Some Background Longfield Academy in Kent, England is a recently built school covering years 7 through 13 (ages 11 to 18). At Longfield, they strive to provide a cutting edge learning experience incorporating a high level of technology integration in the curriculum. The implementation was driven by an iLearning Group led by the school’s Principal and comprised of a group with “a range of responsibilities, experience and confidence [with the technology]”. The full study report can be found here. Below are a couple of slides that shed light on how the iPads where being utilized in the academic setting.