Kedington Primary Academy

iPads and iLearn

How we are using iPads to enhance learning in the classroom

In September 2023, we introduced one-to-one iPads for all children in Years 4, 5 and 6 at no cost to them or their families. We are finding that the iPads are transforming the way teachers teach and children learn.

As one teacher said after only a few weeks:

“I can’t imagine teaching without them and would never want to!”

Some of the ways they are being used include children using the accessibility features, such as text to speech, speech to text and translate to support them to access learning independently and without drawing attention to themselves. They can also go back through the teacher’s slides while they work if they need to and watch recorded worked examples. Teachers can also deploy tools to scaffold learning for those children who need it and provide personalised feedback through voice notes.

Teachers in classes without 1:1 iPads are increasingly using their teacher’s iPad as a teaching tool, mirroring it onto the classroom’s interactive board. This allows them to move around the classroom when they teach, zoom in and out of slides and images, marking up their presentations and instantly sharing children’s work via the camera. Children in these classes have regular access to a trolley of iPads.

In this video just four weeks into the project, teachers talk about the instant impact iPads had in both Kedington and at our sister school Рhow they are using them to enhance and support learning.

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