What is being given for free over at Scotland’s Cedar School of Excellence are iPads are no less than 105 iPads have been distributed to the student body in lieu of all the other traditional learning tools.
While giving free tech to the kids is nothing new, Cedar’s resident IT teacher Frasier Spiers has high hopes for the device that will be connected to a school-run wireless network.
This iPad-centric approach to education makes sure students are fed a daily quota of homework and various activities, not to mention lessons in English, math, languages and history.
Though mischievous kids toting iPads may inspire visions of endless hours spent on Angry Birds and YouTube, a far nobler vision is behind the move. Spiers wants the students to access experiments online—experiments that would be too messy for the average classroom—and utilize the iPad as a research tool par excellence.
You want to try guessing the first lesson? Learning cut n’ paste plus reading the “Acceptable Use Policy.”
If this makes you think your own schooling sucked in comparison, we feel the same way.
Via The Register
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