Apple iPad Put On Trial In Australian Schools

Apple’s iPad tablet has swept across educational facilities across Australia, in a bid to try out this latest technological device. A number of schools such as Kinross College, Ashdale Secondary College, Ballajura Community College and John Curtin College of the Arts are all in the process of testing out the tablet.

According to Jenna at Delimiter, the iPad has been introduced in seven schools just in Victoria. Students studying science degrees at “The University of Adelaide” will be lucky enough to receive an iPad for free in a boost to help with their studies. In other schools, students are hoped to benefit in lessons such as literacy, maths, reading, writing, English as a second language and children with special needs. Establishments are also seeing the benefits of the size of the iPad with its easy accessibility if needed on school trips.

As with all ideas there is a degree of expense and funding involved, and feelings of positivity and negativity. Some teachers may feel that the latest wave of technology was always going to replace the text book and pencil, but is it moving too fast!

What are your feelings on this? Is this step forward in technology within our educational system beneficial to aid learning? Give us your thoughts. To check out more on this log onto Delimiter