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Mobile Learning Information

The school is about to enter the fourth year of a project aimed at giving the children access to mobile devices. After extensive research we have come to the decision that, at this present time, the iPad is the best tool for education use.

As well as considering their use in class, the school has begun implementing a 1:1 model – where iPads are allocated to children for their use at school AND at home. We have found it is effective, affordable and it has been very successful indeed. September’s Year 4 families (current Year 3 children) were invited to an information evening on 8th June 2017. Much of the content from that meeting is being posted here on our school website for you to look at.

If you have a question, check out the answers on our FAQ section to see if it has already been answered. If not, there is also an e-mail link HERE for you to use to ask questions about the project. We will try to answer them either individually or by posting them in the FAQ section as soon as possible.

One of the main questions we have been asked is how much are the parental contributions. For the 34 month lease, these are £9 per month  for the use of a 32Gb iPad (2017 model), with case, insurance, tech support, approx. £40 of apps and support/training. Please see the FAQ above or speak to Mr Blackman for more details.

To existing iPad families:

The iPad insurance is only valid if we make a claim within 15 days of the iPad being damaged or stolen. If either of these should occur during the holiday, it is vital that you email the school using the link below immediately. Please provide the following details in your email:

1) date and time of accident/theft ( and address if it wasn't at home)

2) brief sentence or two about what happened

3) your address

4) your phone number

5) names of any witnesses

6) for accidental damage, the serial number of iPad (12 characters long) which is on back of iPad or can be found by going into settings, general and then 'about' (assuming the iPad still works!)

7) if stolen, your police crime reference number

Please be aware that, if you do not report the incident to us in time to allow a claim within the 15 days, you may be liable for the replacement cost of the iPad.

To report damage or theft of the iPad, please click the link below to email us:

HOLIDAY TIME IPAD DAMAGE/THEFT REPORTING LINK

(Please note, the above link is solely for this purpose and is not for technical support.)

 

Recent good news:

Dominic Norrish, Director of Technology, visited our school on 16th November 2016 and said Southway had the best IT provision of any state school he had visited.

The case study he wrote can be seen by clicking here.

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