Every girl in Year 4 given a device to help with learning
Putney High School is to become an iPad Academy. The move follows a successful trial in which every Year 4 girl has been given an iPad to enhance their independent thinking and learning.
Respected iPad educationalist, Professor Steve Molyneux attended an iPad Party for GDST Junior Heads and ICT leaders, delivering an inspirational presentation. He then watched Year 4 demonstrate their admirable skills in using the iPads.
Professor Molyneux with pupils at Putney High School Junior School
Professor Molyneux said: “I am incredibly impressed with the use of iPads in Y4 at Putney High School. There is a lot of excellent practice going on here. We at the iPad Academy look forward to working with Putney as they aim to lead the way in the post-PC era.”
iPad Academy status will allow Putney High School to share and develop this expertise through intensive training days for teachers alongside colleagues from local independent and state schools.
Mrs Jo Wallace, Head of Putney High School Junior School, said: “It has been wonderful to see just how much the pupils have gained by working on the iPads – girls have been presenting their knowledge and understanding through a host of original, creative ways not previously possible in the classroom. This tool enables our girls to become even more independent through research, sharing of information, collaboration and presentation.”