Donation of iPads brings big smiles to students' faces
YOU couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces as they tapped, pinched, stretched and rotated the iPad screens.
A generous donation from Gladstone Job Skills of 10 iPads and covers to the special education department at Clinton State School has revolutionised the learning and development opportunities for students.
Keryn Potter, the head of the special services at Clinton State School, was overwhelmed at how the quality and quantity of her students' work has improved since incorporating iPads into her classroom activities.
"They are so motivational for the children," she said.
"The addition of iPads and the ever-increasing array of applications are greatly enhancing the learning potential of so many of our students.
"We are so thankful to Job Skills for their incredibly generous donation."
Job Skills training and resources officer Rod Attenborough said it was important to keep up with modern trends.
"It's all about learning and we are very excited to be involved."
Since the introduction of iPads to the special education unit at Clinton State School, there has been a dramatic improvement in students' learning and development.
Students who cannot read are using the text-to-speech feature, and students who cannot write are recording their thoughts and ideas through the in-builtmicrophone.
Ms Potter said the ever-growing range of apps provided ready access to learning resources for the students.
"It's brilliant," she said.
"iPads provide our students a means for success, a life-changing sense of self-belief and confidence to participate more fully in the modern world."
- Being portable, the learning benefits of iPads are not limited to the classroom.
- iPads can be used anywhere.