Published: May 2015
Chiswick School introduced iPad Mini and Nexus 7 tablets to students, to support independent learning and problem-solving as well prepare them for the digital age. They found students collaborating much more and creating learning environments from previously empty spaces. Find out what learning benefits were uncovered!
The student body at this West London school is diverse, with pupils from both affluent families and socially deprived areas. Many are SEN students, and half speak English as a second language. Given this diversity, the school wanted to ensure that all 1200 students had equal access to the Internet and its vast resources.
The school introduced mobile tablet devices, one for every student and found impressive improvements in a number of areas, including independent research and problem-solving (particularly in Maths). Head Teacher Tony Ryan wrote about the school’s vision for 1:1 mobile learning and its benefits here.
Nexus 7 and iPad Mini tablets were given to children students from years 5-6 to prepare them for the digital age, and support independent learning and problem-solving. They weren’t disappointed – students found themselves collaborating much more, and any empty space suddenly became potential learning spaces. The time invested in convincing teachers and stakeholders really paid off in terms of learning benefits.