On Tuesday evening 21st June all Year 4 parents were invited to a presentation in the STA iCentre regarding our plan for the implementation of a 1:1 iPad Program for Year 5 2014. At the meeting I outlined how technology has the potential to engage students in ways not previously possible, to improve learning outcomes, to create new learning possibilities and to extend students’ interaction with their local and global communities. I also referred to current research as well as preparing our children with essential 21st century skills and the new Australian Curriculum.
I introduced the parents to this support Website & spoke of our plans to hold parent 'Bootcamps' to enable parents to also be up- skilled as part of our shared iPad journey.
Through general comments on the night & after (& via the "Parent Survey" found on this website) we have found the majority of parents support and are excited by our program.