No, no, we are definitely not giving up on our iPad project!
Today our first class of Grade 6s got to take them home for the weekend and they will keep them until next Friday. This leap of faith by the school is so that we can give these students a taste of what it would be like to have access to an iPad for 24 hours a day, every day. We want them to use the iPad as a personal device, add homework to the calendar, keep a daily journal in the Notes app or Pages, download apps from the App Store (we took off this restriction), send emails (we set up personal email accounts for them with their school email addresses), add the device to their home Wi-Fi networks and expose their parents to the wonders of the iPad. In short, we would like them to treat the iPads as their own!
To say that these students were excited is an understatement beyond belief! They were like cats on a hot tin roof and couldn’t wait to get out of the door at home time to show their parents. Let’s see what the outcome of our little experiment will be. Only time will tell.
To read a more in-depth explanation of the trial, read my earlier post below.