It was decided to stipulate just one device for the following reasons: the College can ensure consistent provision of IT support, which is not possible over the numerous devices that the students could bring; the students and teachers have access to a consistent platform of resources and teaching tools, which is not possible over numerous devices; common apps can be installed and used across the one device. We realise that there are many excellent mobile devices currently available to purchase; however, no device ticked as many boxes as the iPad. Please see the links below for more details:
There is something wonderful that happens when everyone is on the same platform. The work moves away from supporting the hardware and software to innovating and experimenting. When every student comes to class with the same tools the teacher can be confident that any learning activities that integrate technology will work well. Having all students on the same platform also eliminates the inequalities that are present when some students have access to better technology than others.
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