Monkhouse Primary School is now five years into the 1:1 iPad project and already we have seen phenomenal success in terms of standards and attainment. As a result, we have extended 1:1 iPad deployment across the whole of Key Stage 2. iPads have been integrated into the curriculum and have transformed the student learning experience; children are now able and eager to continue their learning at home. At school, students are engaged, motivated and are continuously learning new skills to equip them for the 21st century.
Children from all year groups using iPads (outdoor learning, using iBooks alongside handwritten tasks, science and maths investigations, making iMovies and GarageBand music).
An amazing educational tool, the iPad has been instrumental in the following key changes to teaching and learning:
Background to the Scheme
The iPad scheme started in the Autumn term 2013. This relied on every child in year five either owning (renting) their own device, bringing in a home apple device or using a school owned iPad. We offer parents a rental opportunity through school which is non-profit, so very low repayments of approx. £3.50 per week. At the end of this period, the family will own the device. The scheme has allowed the children to take ownership of their learning beyond 3pm every day. It has propelled a change in the way school delivers teaching and learning which in turn has directly impacted on standards and attainment. Although the scheme was initially specific to year five, all other teachers have embraced the journey and now own their own iPads, and we have Apple TV installed in all classrooms and rooms in school. This is to enable similar classroom practice to be mirrored throughout the school