At Blackburn Primary School we have a 1:1 iPad program across all year levels. Students lease a school owned iPad for 2 years and are provided with appropriate insurance, protective case, educational apps and rigorous, engaging curriculum as part of the lease price.
At Blackburn Primary School we strongly believe we have the obligation to best equip this generation with 21st century learning skills. We take pride in our efforts to use digital technology as a means of enhancing our already fantastic curriculum without replacing basic skills. Visit B.P.S soon to see our iPad program at work and to ask any questions”.
iPad Program So Far…..
iPad Information Booklet
Information Meeting Minutes
Please find below some websites that we feel are relevant to current iPad discussions at Blackburn Primary school.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list and we will add to it at a later date. Correct as at Tuesday 1st of September 2015.
This comparator is relevant as some local high schools use the Surface Pro along with other devices.
Gizmag Comparison Review
A Australian Financial Review article on the importance of technology in future learning.
Australian Financial Review Article (Emily Parkinson)
Beschorner, B. & Hutchison, A. (2013). iPads as a literacy teaching tool in early childhood. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 1(1), 16-24.
iPads As A Literacy Teaching Tool
An article which looks at the benefits of iPads as an educational device.
Emerging Ed Tech Article (Kelly Walsh)