The success of a tablet scheme depends largely on the extent to which tablets are integrated into the school’s approach to learning. Teachers run the risk of replicating the same pedagogy on a new device.
However, by planning the learning and classroom strategy at the outset, tablets can become a powerful learning tool. Goals differ depending on the school, and could include wanting greater engagement, increasing the level of independent learning, or preparing students for 21st century skills.
As part of the strategy, teachers will also need to know, ahead of time, where to go for educational resources. Here are a few examples of educational resources (for more examples, visit our Educational Content section):
- For Classroom Setup: TeacherKit (to help teachers quickly create class lists, take attendance, manage student information, and make seating charts) or TeacherTool (to help with attendance and grading).
- To Monitor Student Behaviour: Students can use apps such as ClassDojo, which enables teachers to enter data about student behavior by assigning points for items such as creativity or teamwork.
There will also need to be a plan in place for communicating the learning strategy to parents since a lot of the learning will take place in the home.