It can be easy for the iPad to become a distraction for students at home with it’s many available apps and games. The College has invested in an Office 365 subscription for each student in the iPad Initiative so in Secondary, students can seamlessly work on their document, spreadsheet or powerpoint created at school using their iPad and then continue on a desktop or laptop computer at home. Additionally, because Blackboard is available through any web browser, most learning activities and homework required to be completed at home may not specifically require their iPad. If you are finding your child is distracted by their iPad then removing it from them periodically will usually not interfere with their school work at home. In Primary, there may be more instances where the teacher has set learning activities or homework that specifically require their iPad but this is not exclusively so. If in doubt, please contact your child’s teacher for clarification.
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