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iPad uPad wePad; Going 1-1 at St Oliver Plunkett

iPad uPad wePad; Going 1-1 at St Oliver Plunkett
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to St Oliver Plunkett to be a part of their 1-1 iPad rollout to the very excited Year 6 class. Led by their fabulous teacher librarian, Ann-Marie Furber and fearless class teacher, Brooke Maguire, with consultation from the very dedicated and talented Education Officer Learning and Teaching Technologies, Danielle Carter, the Year 6 class participated in a series of workshops in order to develop their skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices. Cannon Hill Feb 2013 <p>JavaScript required to play <a hreflang="en" type="video/mp4" href=" Hill Feb 2013</a>.</p> While the school maintains ownership, the students manage the purchasing of additional apps, and the care and maintenance of the iPads for the time they are at the school. The bootcamp itself was a terrific opportunity to work with a group of enthusiastic and excited Year 6 students. This is a list of what the students learnt: Postscript: Like this:

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