«Our school policy is that the iPads are to be used for educational purposes only.
When we began with iPads I had never used one before, so in an attempt to focus their usage on worthwhile educational activities, I divided their legitimate use into three categories in which I am proficient: presentation, research and skills practice.
This basic methodology has worked well and I have, I believe, made progress. I am becoming increasingly aware that presently I am only scratching the surface of a very powerful learning tool.
I have observed children that regularly struggle with lengthy pen and paper activities, able to produce much higher quality work in the time available by using the iPad.
I have also recently dived deep into iTunes U, which is an incredible (if somewhat unwieldy) receptacle of educational lectures and notes from primary, secondary and university schools around the world.
I also aim to use the iPads to record audio (as an aid to literacy) and I have recently started an extended film making club (also using the ipads).»
Cameron Stevens, Grade 5 teacher