Tablet Devices in School
From September 2015 we have used tablet devices with all students in Year 8 and Year 9 and are now extending this to our current Year 7 students. Students are required to bring in a tablet device to use along with their other school equipment. An iPad or iPad mini would be ideal but there are other tablets which could be used successfully. Many students already have a tablet which they can use for school work. For those who do not, tablets have come down in price and we will work hard as a school to ensure that no-one misses out for financial reasons.
Use of tablet devices will not replace other ways of learning: students will still be writing in exercise books, discussing work with their teacher and with each other and learning through practical hands-on activities. However, tablets will be a hugely important extra tool which will help to make lessons more engaging and relevant. Students will be able to access work at a level which is right for them and to become more independent, autonomous learners. A good example of student work which was created on an iPad is available to view below:
The recommended device for students to use to support their learning is the iPad mini ME277B/A with retina display, 32Gb, wifi. Cheaper android devices would also be suitable but students may find that they experience issues with functionality:
The following is a list of possible alternatives:
- Apple iPad
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Nexus 7
- LG G Pad 8.3
- Tegra Note 7
- Asus Memo Pad 7
- Acer Iconia A1
Essentially the tablet needs to support the recommended apps for students contained in the information booklet. If you have any questions regarding the suitability of a device then please contact school for more details.
Further details of the scheme are available to download below. If you require any additional information regarding the scheme, including how the school might be able to support families in financial difficulties then please contact [email protected].
|Tablets in School Leaflet||Parent Purchase Options 2016-17|