Tiverton High School have recently joined our free e7 1:1 iPad pilot scheme, and Modern Foreign Languages teacher Gemma Dobson is going to be blogging about her and her students’ experiences with the devices. Here’s how her first couple of weeks have gone…
It’s been two weeks now since we started our 1:1 iPad trial with Jigsaw24, with our Assistant Head of New Technologies leading on the pilot while I trial the iPads with two of my MFL classes. The sets that I’ve chosen are quite different – one of them is a year nine, very mixed ability class and the other is a small group of year eleven girls who voluntarily take GCSE French after school. I feel that these two classes represent the comprehensive nature of our High School very well – perfect classes for a pilot!
Learning taking shape
The pilot has gotten off to a positive start, and students are overjoyed to have iPads and parade them around the school with pride. Learning in the classroom is starting to take shape and I can already see glimmers of how brilliant I think this iPad trial will end up being. As with all new things, starting the trial has not been without its challenges, but as these challenges crop up we tackle them one at a time.
I look forward to sharing the experiences that my students and I have over the next few weeks with our iPads – we all think it’s going to be a fascinating journey!
– Find out more about how Gemma is getting on in her next update…
Tiverton High School is a mixed comprehensive in the market town of Tiverton, Devon. They teach just over 1300 pupils, aged 13-16. Visit Tiverton’s website for more information.
Gemma is a Modern Foreign Languages teacher specialising in German, French and Spanish. She is keen on using anything creative to get pupils interested in languages, and is curious about how iPad devices can impact on teaching and learning. She writes about her 1:1 iPad classroom experiences over at her blog, My 1:1 iPad Classroom.