“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”.
Dr Aine Moran - Principal - Le Cheile iPad, Le Cheile Secondary School
"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 i
Fionnuala Ní Chaisil - Príomhoide - Luttrellstown iPad, Luttrellstown Community College
"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
Danny Murray - teacher feature - iPad - St Joseph's Rush , St Joseph's Secondary School
"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
Principal Leo Hogan - CBS Carlow, St Mary's Academy CBS
“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
Principal Breda Cogley - Presentation College Wexford , Presentation Secondary School
“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”.
Principal Gerry McGill - SCOIL RUAIN KILLENAULE , Scoil Ruain
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.”
Mr Alan Mongey, Principal - Clare Galway College, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir