The 1:1 iPad initiative, which has been adopted by Plenty Valley Christian College, seeks to enhance learning for our students by utilising 21st century learning tools. The use of individual iPads empowers students to improve their self-initiated learning and collaboration skills, and prepare them for further studies and the workplace.
A dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community enhances student learning. Technology does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. On the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with iPads integrates technology into the curriculum at any time and in any place.
Further to this, the introduction of an iPad programme compliments the interactive learning environment now native to students, helping them to learn and explore using their native tools. iPads also make possible the use of current learning management systems (LMS) as a tool to further a student’s education.
Numerous studies and case studies have also shown that the use of iPads in the classroom improves education.