This post originally appeared here on 11th August 2014 under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
Chesterton Community College is running an enterprising tablet learning scheme:
During the academic year 2013/14 Chesterton launched a new scheme to enable 1:1 device provision for students in Years 8 and 9. This meant that every student in those two year groups had an Apple iPad tablet device. An evaluation was planned at the end of the first year examining the impact of the scheme, providing a basis to decide in what format the scheme should continue in subsequent years.
The evaluation report (for first year) is here: http://chestertoncc.net/tabletlearning/the-scheme/evaluation-report/
And some video footage is here: http://chestertoncc.net/tabletlearning/impact-on-learning/film-of-tablet-learning/
It’s great that there is such in-depth engagement with tablets at Chesterton. Moreover, it’s great that Chesterton is communicating outcomes and experiences in this way. Well done.
Björn Haßler has over 15 years of experience in education and international development. He is an advocate for Global Public Goods, Open Access, and Open Education and their role in global equity