York primary school pupils get to grips with new tablets

York Press: LEARNING CURVE: Coun James Alexander with pupils at Burton Green Primary School and their new tablets.                      Picture: Nigel Holland LEARNING CURVE: Coun James Alexander with pupils at Burton Green Primary School and their new tablets. Picture: Nigel Holland

A YORK primary school is prepping its pupils to embrace the world of 21st century learning with homework and classroom exercises on electronic tablets.

Children at Burton Green Primary School, from nursery through to Year 6, have been getting to grips with the 80 LearnPad tablets donated to the school by City of York Council and The Little Society Charity which aims to improve recreational and leisure facilities.

Head teacher Karen Tatham said that the LearnPads have already had a positive impact on the children’s learning and said that they will go a long way towards helping the school to improve.

She said: “We are equipping the children to be 21st century learners and giving them the best in terms of educational access.

“It is a fantastic way to engage all learners and we have seen improvements already, particularly in reading.

“It has given us another way of supporting our pupils and will enable us to continue progressing.”

The tablets aim to make learning more fun and interactive during lesson time and parents will also be able to improve their skills through regular joint parent and pupil workshops.

The pupils will also be able to take the tablets home and are already enjoying using them as a learning tool in the classroom.

Councillor James Alexander, Leader of City of York Council, who was at the school to officially present the computers, said: “Having an enthusiasm for learning is so important and I’m delighted that the children are enjoying using with their new tablets.”

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12:30pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Tigerstolly says...

Excellent.

These children are "digital natives" who will throughout thier lives access and consume information in a very different way to their parents. Having a school recognise that is a good thing.

We are not a million miles away from a school without books.
Excellent. These children are "digital natives" who will throughout thier lives access and consume information in a very different way to their parents. Having a school recognise that is a good thing. We are not a million miles away from a school without books. Tigerstolly
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2:23pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Happytoliveinyork says...

A good initiative, however it's a shame the kids in this school have to deal with such massive staff turnover.
A good initiative, however it's a shame the kids in this school have to deal with such massive staff turnover. Happytoliveinyork
  • Score: 19

8:10pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Mr Leatherbarrow1 says...

Happytoliveinyork wrote:
A good initiative, however it's a shame the kids in this school have to deal with such massive staff turnover.
My wife says that the turnover is caused by an incompetent head teacher. She's always wittering about how it would be different if Mr O'Malley was in charge. I'm sick of hearing about him!!
[quote][p][bold]Happytoliveinyork[/bold] wrote: A good initiative, however it's a shame the kids in this school have to deal with such massive staff turnover.[/p][/quote]My wife says that the turnover is caused by an incompetent head teacher. She's always wittering about how it would be different if Mr O'Malley was in charge. I'm sick of hearing about him!! Mr Leatherbarrow1
  • Score: 5

12:01am Sat 28 Jun 14

Gt24at says...

Why have so many staff left the school?
Why have so many staff left the school? Gt24at
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