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Saturday, January 14 • 11:40am - 12:00pm
"The use of mobile technology to promote and develop pupils' independent thinking and learning"

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In order to investigate the use of mobile technology in education, The Girls’ Day School Trust (network of 26 schools in the United Kingdom) trialed the use the iPads in their school. Putney High School decided to run a 1- to-1 trial in Y4 of the Junior School to see if they helped promote independent thinking and learning. Throughout the year, the teachers planned an integration of iPads into their curriculum based on almost a year of research previously undertaken. The results suggest that the use of iPads has promoted independent thinking and learning skills such as resilience, risk, collaboration and creativity and that using 1-to-1 mobile devices is realistic and achievable. This presentation will explore how mobile technology developed our pupils’ independent thinking and learning, how it was used to support the teachers, the children and the curriculum throughout the course of a year’s trial and how the school has progressed into a 1-to-1 school based on the outcome of the successful trial. 

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Allen Sussman

Faculty, CalStateTEACH

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Andy Perryer

Head of Digital Learning, Putney High School

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:40am - 12:00pm PST