Success Stories

Success Stories

Dr Aine Moran - Principal

Le Cheile iPad, Le Cheile Secondary School
“When parents and school management decided to embark on this approach before the school opened, we liaised with Wriggle to develop the project. Wriggle has been an invaluable support to Le Chéile Secondary School providing ongoing support, training and deployment services”.

Fionnuala Ní Chaisil - Príomhoide

Luttrellstown iPad, Luttrellstown Community College
"In Luttrellstown Community College, we already see the success of the device as a tool for teaching and learning. The methodologies that the iPad allows are ideal to maximise the benefits of Junior Cycle Reform. This includes group work, peer assessment and project work. Examples of this technology in action include mirroring students work on IWB, which gives opportunities to each and every learner in the classroom for positive feedback, praise and encouragement. Students become more creative in their presentation of their work and create fabulous diagrams. Students can get instant feedback on quizzes in class which harnesses their competitiveness in the most positive way possible."

Danny Murray - teacher feature - iPad

St Joseph's Rush , St Joseph's Secondary School
"Like it or not, students have devices in today's world. It's better to get them into the routine of appropriate use when they are younger than pretending mobile devices don't exist and having students go off the rails in the first year of college." On student engagement with iPad: "When the students are doing individual work, the content is more tailored to the needs of that student. With such a massive variety of resources available students can now choose their own ability level. Making the personalisation of learning achievable."

Principal Leo Hogan

CBS Carlow, St Mary's Academy CBS
"To date, the experience has been very positive and I'm surprised by the ease at which students and teachers have taken to the technology. Every teacher has an iPad, something we think is necessary to develop the project to its full potential" "You can definitely see an improvement in the IT literacy of students. They are growing up in a world surrounded by technology. The way of communication comes more naturally to them and it prepares them for the 21st Century Working environment" "From the school's perspective, we have noticed numerous changes since introducing 1:1. Teachers have moved from the instructional 'chalk and talk' approach to a constructivist learning which in turn is giving students great opportunities for researching within class and encourages them to adopt a more personalised learning approach."

Principal Breda Cogley

Presentation College Wexford , Presentation Secondary School
“Students and teachers have embraced the change. Teachers are enthusiastic and have become champions of the programme. By the end of the 1st year, teachers had become very familiar with the device and were enabled to experiment with the apps and other features that iPad provides. It has facilitated teachers to use the teaching by enquiry approach in their subject areas. It is a teaching tool to support active and co-operative learning, whilst facilitating communication in the whole school along with the sharing of resources within subject departments.”

Principal Gerry McGill

“The introduction of iPads has made life much easier for our students. From a practical point of view, their schoolbags are lighter and they don’t have to go to and from their lockers to get books throughout the day. Other advantages include being able to access the internet to supplement what is contained in their eBooks”.

Mr Alan Mongey, Principal

Clare Galway College, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir
The reaction has been hugely positive. We have found that student engagement has increased in class. It also makes teaching easier. There is a learning curve in terms of using technology. But we have found that our staff are quite open to working together and learning from one another.”