Four schools in Singapore have begun giving iPads to students, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/gm5md).
Nanyang Girls High School has spent approximately $100,000) to buy 150 iPads for 140 students and 10 teachers in a pilot project, the article says. Users connect to the Internet using the tablet, and download books and course material.
Seah Hui Yong, dean of admissions at Nanyang Girls school, told “Reuters” that the iPad was chosen because it complemented a new method of teaching under which students are given more freedom to learn themselves, instead of relying solely on the teacher in traditional classrooms.
Nanyang Girls is a secondary school, which means the youngest students are 12. Other schools in Singapore using the tablet include Tampines Secondary School, Nanhua Primary School and Dunman Secondary School.