Lighthouse kids have iPads to help with learning

| 21/01/2014

(CNS): All of the students at the Lighthouse School have been provided with iPads to improve their teaching and learning experience, officials said in a release. During the school's open house celebrations marking the International Day for Persons With Disabilities on 3 December, local residents Chris and Debora Gill presented 90 iPads to the school. In 2012, as part of the Ministry of Education’s initiative to integrate technology into the classrooms of students with special needs, 12 iPads were provided as part of a pilot project. The donated iPads have now been set up with educational software, and the department’s ICT Unit took the pads to the school last week.

Steve Durksen, ICT Manager for the ministry, said, “Tablet computing and mobile devices continue to dramatically impact education. My team and I are very excited to be working with the ministry’s ICT Integration Specialist Mr Mark Ray and the staff of the Lighthouse School to bring this cutting-edge technology to the students. 

"The iPads provide an improved learning experience for the students with specialised Apps designed for students with special needs,” he added as he thanked the donors for their generosity.

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