Darlington school trials iPads in the classroom

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STUDENTS and staff at a Darlington school are keeping up with the latest technology in the classroom.

A lucky group of 30 pupils and ten teachers at Hummersknott Academy have been given iPads to trial in lessons to see how they can enhance learning and teaching.

The group will be trained on how to use the gadgets, which are small enough to sit alongside exercise books, before seeing how they can be incorporated into lessons, from English, through to science and maths.

Assistant principal Louise Farnell said: “We need to prepare pupils for the future world in which they will be working.

“Increasingly employers are using and developing devices for daily routine tasks and, as such, we need to train our students to use these devices effectively as a tool to work with.”

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7:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

pushpins says...

Hurworth School have been using Ipads for a year now - this is nothing new.
Hurworth School have been using Ipads for a year now - this is nothing new. pushpins
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11:10pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Spy Boy says...

Wouldn't it be best to give them a good education. They fiddle with these things enough as it is. Some of use the latest technology in our work and leisure. We don't have to make it our life's work. I worry that they are replacing life.

Can you imagine a day when the net breaks down for 24 hours. People are so addicted to their little gizmos they'll be stringing themselves up. The Samaritans should be prepared for this happening.
Wouldn't it be best to give them a good education. They fiddle with these things enough as it is. Some of use the latest technology in our work and leisure. We don't have to make it our life's work. I worry that they are replacing life. Can you imagine a day when the net breaks down for 24 hours. People are so addicted to their little gizmos they'll be stringing themselves up. The Samaritans should be prepared for this happening. Spy Boy
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11:51pm Fri 25 Jan 13

PoliticalDemocracy says...

My 12 year old sister is a student at Hummersknott Academy – I'm an ex-student, left a few years back. She tells me that the worst behaved kids are getting rewarded with the iPads as an opportunity of redemption by trusting the children to take good care of them. Typical.
My 12 year old sister is a student at Hummersknott Academy – I'm an ex-student, left a few years back. She tells me that the worst behaved kids are getting rewarded with the iPads as an opportunity of redemption by trusting the children to take good care of them. Typical. PoliticalDemocracy
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11:52pm Fri 25 Jan 13

PoliticalDemocracy says...

Spy Boy wrote:
Wouldn't it be best to give them a good education. They fiddle with these things enough as it is. Some of use the latest technology in our work and leisure. We don't have to make it our life's work. I worry that they are replacing life.

Can you imagine a day when the net breaks down for 24 hours. People are so addicted to their little gizmos they'll be stringing themselves up. The Samaritans should be prepared for this happening.
Agree 100%. Kids these days are too reliant on modern technology. It's all that matters now. Whatever happened to board games and theatre productions? It's sad really. I really do despise my generation.
[quote][p][bold]Spy Boy[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be best to give them a good education. They fiddle with these things enough as it is. Some of use the latest technology in our work and leisure. We don't have to make it our life's work. I worry that they are replacing life. Can you imagine a day when the net breaks down for 24 hours. People are so addicted to their little gizmos they'll be stringing themselves up. The Samaritans should be prepared for this happening.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%. Kids these days are too reliant on modern technology. It's all that matters now. Whatever happened to board games and theatre productions? It's sad really. I really do despise my generation. PoliticalDemocracy
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