Glasgow iPads for Digital Learning Strategy
Glasgow to provide 54,000 iPads to pupils and teachers as part of its digital learning strategy.
14:00 06 December 2018
Some 54,000 iPads are to be given to schools across the city as part of Glasgow’s digital learning strategy. The scheme, which has already begun in Shawlands learning community, is expected to be completed within the next two years.
Claire Harvey, quality improvement officer with a remit for digital learning, said: "This is helping our children and young people adapt to a digital world.
"It's been shown that 90 per cent of jobs in Scotland involve digital work and so our pupils will be ready for the workplace.
"Using new technology allows our pupils to collaborate, it gives them confidence
"Curriculum for Excellence is all about allowing pupils to lead their own learning and that is exactly what we are seeing happen when children and young people work with digital."
As part of the scheme, interactive whiteboards in classrooms and playrooms will also be replaced with Apple TV.
Patrick McGrory, faculty head of technology at Shawlands Academy, said: "One of the many benefits is that pupils who need additional support can have their learning tailored on the iPad specifically to them without any of their classmates knowing.
"So the equipment helps with inclusion and it is very subtly done.
"In my subject, design technology, we are used to learning new things from our pupils because young people are at the forefront of technology.
"So we expect that with the iPads, learning will be going both ways."