As part of our School Improvement Plan we are partnering with APPLE to introduce iPads into classrooms as a teaching and learning device.
Past research indicates that the introduction of technology like iPads only enhances learning if it is carefully and meaningfully integrated into the school system and curriculum and is accompanied by sufficient teacher training and preparation.
REAL Schools have undertaken the following steps to ensure effective implementation.
We are excited to have introduced this important new technological component to our Schools and we believe that this iPad programme leads to better academic performance and a more enjoyable school experience.
At the same time, we want to assure all parents that this initiative will in no way distract teachers and students from focusing on the traditional, core academic skills like reading and writing. Similarly, students will still have more than enough time away from technology to engage in sports and other physical activities at school. We are committed to ensuring that students develop a balanced and responsible approach to the use of technology.