Tablets for Glasgow School Pupils
Glasgow school pupils from P6 to S6 will receive own tablet in a scheme that aims to close attainment gap.
11:15 30 August 2019
Around 5,000 Glasgow school pupils from P6 to S6 and teacher will receive their own tablet as part of the biggest Apple education programme in Europe. One of the first participate in the roll-out is Jordanhill School where students record video clips as their classmates somersault and spring around their gym.
“We can record each other and then watch it to see where to improve,” S3 pupil Justice explains.
“It’s been really good. Our staff have really worked hard to upskill themselves in order to get ready,” deputy headteacher Barry Quinn said, while watching his pupils enjoy the gymnastics session.
“The kids here are using them to evaluate what they could have done better, their teacher was able to Airdrop the moves to them so they could watch what they needed to do and try to replicate it.”
The multi-million pound project aims to help pupils embrace the digital age and help teachers improve learning and teaching.
Mr Quinn said: “It’s an extra tool to enhance, there’s already excellent learning and teaching in schools across the city. This just adds to that.
“The year groups still to receive their iPads are really excited, the buzz is really good. A lot of our students may not have access to the technology at home, now every kid has got the same opportunity irrespective of their background.”