The tip of the iceberg

Why did we take so long to initiate the distribution of the tablets in the one tablet per child project after the pilot study was finished? The distribution of the tablets is only the tip of the iceberg. The iceberg representation is only a small indication to the amount of work that needed to be…

It’s time for some FAQs

Q. What type of tablet are Year 4 students going to have? A. The tablet used will be the WorkBook LearnPad, which is an Android-based device. It comes equipped with an Intel quad-core processor, high performance AC Wi-Fi, front and rear cameras, high definition display, 32GB of on-board storage and access to the ClassConnect portal…

Goodbye Summer. Hello SAMR.

A few weeks ago we said goodbye to Summer. Now say hello to SAMR. I introduced this model to my support staff just a few months before we started the pilot project for the tablets. The SAMR model was then taken up and introduced to all the teachers who participated in the One Tablet per…

The “Aha” moment

  Archimedes having his ‘Aha’ moment in the bath Almost half a century ago I set for the “11+ Entrance Examination”. I remember distinctly the hours of drilling on fractions which by the time of the exam I could perform easily and mechanically but without real understanding of what was happening when to divide a…

Friction and momentum

A few years back, while I was serving as an assistant head of school, I met fellow head teachers from Europe during an eTwinning seminar. I remember asking how they tackled teachers who resisted the introduction of new technologies and was given a terse answer, “Do not water rocks.” I was not quite convinced and…

One skill a week.

Dear Year 4 teachers. I would like to convey my deepest gratitude to the way you responded to the few hours of training on the WorkBook LearnPad tablet. As I said in a previous blog you showed professionalism and patience and I hope that together we will continue to develop a community of learning where…