Tuesday June 2, 2020

I think, therefore iPad

Despite concerns over the cost and suitability of the iPad for schoolwork, one school has successfully integrated the tablet computer into the classroom. Words: Leanna Byrne

1st March, 2015
Katie Towns, Thea Kinsella and Eimear Dooley, fifth year students at Rathdown School for Girls, Glenageary

When Rathdown pupils file back into classrooms after their two-week break, they will be asked to take out their essentials: pens, copybooks and iPads.

Rathdown School for Girls in Glenageary, Co Dublin, was the first school in Ireland to have its pupils use iPads in class. In 2011, the school introduced the device to all its first year students for maths, science and Spanish.

Four years later, iPads are used in the entire school. Heavy textbooks...

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