Good Read: High-Tech Meets Low-Tech in Well-Rounded Classroom

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In this excellent demonstration of how teachers can use tech to develop student-led learning, science teacher David Andrews explains how tablets and apps can be useful tools alongside paper, pen, and scissors.

"As an observer in the classroom – that's how it feels, in contrast to being a 'standing at the front' teacher – the sense of engagement, productivity, creativity and learning is incredible. The pupils discuss, collaborate, plan and re-plan and check that their work meets the needs of the project. The devices are used as and when required as the children work towards their goal of demonstrating their skills, knowledge and understanding."

Our year 6 students have been using iPads and iPods since September on a one-to-one basis to support learning, develop productivity, independence and impact on pupil progress across the curriculum. The devices haven't been used for everything; but they are available as a tool to help with their learning for a variety of tasks.

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