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Mr D Hosier
Director of Learning IT and Computing, iPads for Learning Project Leader

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Staff:
Mr S Foster: IT Development Manager
Mr S Bryan-Smith: Finance Director
Mr R Cooper: Director of Learning: Technology, Teaching and Learning with iPads Leader

1:1 Technology: iPads for learning

After a year of discussion, trials and research, Manor CE Academy took a major step forward that, thanks to the support of parents, saw all our Year 7, 8 and 9 students with individual iPads in 2014. Each new student will start their time at Manor with this innovative learning device.

We believe that these devices make a major contribution to the learning opportunities and experiences of our young people. We are seeing greater engagement, creativity and enthusiasm for learning, independence and imaginative assessment responses. All of this, we believe, will contribute to higher levels of attainment, quicker progress and therefore better success in the long term.

Students retain their iPads throughout the day using them in class to support their learning. In lessons this could be; learning based around specific educational application (app), it might be some incidental research, an initial creative activity, a recording of class activity or teacher input, maybe some collaborative work or a whole class participation activity. At some time students will upload, via their iPad, work or products to their teacher who will assess and give feedback on screen. However, as powerful and as exciting these devices are it is important to remember that they will not replace teachers and excellent teaching; which is still core to all learning and lessons.

Following a survey of parents, staff and students in the Spring term of 2015, an evaluation of the use of iPads was made.  You can view the evaluation here.

Useful Links:


Acceptable Usage Agreement (AUP) 2016

Damaged iPad Instructions (Years 7-8)

Damaged iPad Instuctions (Years 9-11)

Digital Parenting Magazine Issue 5

Insurance Key Facts

Insurance Terms and Conditions

iPad set up guide

Parent restrictions guide (2016)Principal's letter

The Parentzone

Top Tips for iPad (2014)

Why iPads



Hosier.Dweb.jpg

Mr D Hosier
Director of Learning IT and Computing, iPads for Learning Project Leader

Email

Staff:
Mr S Foster: IT Development Manager
Mr S Bryan-Smith: Finance Director
Mr R Cooper: Director of Learning: Technology, Teaching and Learning with iPads Leader