It’s not difficult to find advocates for iPad usage in education and without a doubt the iPad has revolutionised the classroom experience in innumerable ways. However, the experience of one school prompts the inevitable question: At what cost?
It is reported that Honywood Community Science School gave iPad2 to its 1,200 pupils a year ago at a cost of almost £500,000. Great for engagement but 1 year on and it seems half of those iPads purchased are either broken or have undergone repair, some more than once.
So an issue to overcome with iPad care courses or an expensive gimmick it is time to call time on? What do you think?
Read the full story at The Daily Mail.
That is shocking.
I’m a teacher at a smaller primary school and we had to fight tooth and nail to secure funding for only 30 iPads. You can be certain we look after them very well.
We ensured all the student knew what was expected of them in exchange for the privilege of being able to use the iPads.
Education is more than teaching facts and figures it’s critical to teach responsible behaviour too.