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
6
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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Sextech creates a platform for gender equality and diversity in sex education while challenging negative perceptions of how sex and sexuality are presented

Caroline West | 1 week ago

The possibly least ‘normal people’ in the world have watched Normal People, and are now mega-fans – and it’s all very exploding head emoji

Emer McLysaght | 1 week ago

Having traded his Six One News slot for the wireless two years ago, the RTÉ veteran now finds himself presenting Morning Ireland from his home in Portobello – but says the 4am starts are still worth it

Daniel Murray | 3 weeks ago