Educational Technology

November 25, 2010

Hi-tech pupils prove ‘amazing’ iPod isn’t too cool for school

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Katherine Donnelly, the Independent (Ireland)

Laptops are considered old hat and the term ‘app’ is a daily buzzword in Ireland’s most hi-tech school. Not content with having a single computer per classroom — the stated official aim of most schools — teachers at St Aidan’s Primary School in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford went much further. Taking their cue from an experiment in England, they equipped all their pupils with an iPod touch, a wireless, handheld device made by Apple. The same as an iPhone, except for the ability to make conventional phone calls — the mini-computer connects effortlessly to the internet and allows teachers to give pupils learning tasks in everything from maths to visual arts.

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