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Monday, 21 November 2011
The introduction of Apple iPads at Bolton School this
term has excited both pupils and teachers in equal measures.
Subject teachers from across the academic spectrum of both the
Girls' and Boys' Divisions from Art to Psychology to PE to Science
are increasingly taking advantage of the devices which encourage
learning through interactive books and apps. Classics students have
been taking virtual tours of ancient cities, scanning their way
around courtyards, in Psychology pupils can learn about stress and
anxiety and in Science they have been dissecting frogs - it seems
there is an app for virtually everything!
Miss Lord who used the iPads with
her Sixth Form English class said:"the students
welcomed the opportunity to use a resource that made reference
material interactively available as they were reading a key
coursework text. The iPads
collated the proliferation of reference materials associated
with the poem we were reading into a single page view alongside the
text. Study that could have been unwieldly
and time-consuming was instead
focussed and thorough."
As well as being used in lessons, the iPads can also
be used within both Senior School libraries by pupils and
staff. Amongst their many functions, they can be used for research,
reading, digital painting, creating and editing music,
producing graphical presentations and colourful reports.
Students can also scan in QR codes to view a selection of the
School's online journals.
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