A Postcard from Your Child’s iPad
Dear Mum and Dad,
Just a quick postcard from Year 7 today–You would be so proud of your son. He's really getting good at this organisation stuff. You know how year seven boys often struggle with keeping notes and materials together and tidy? Well, your son is developing fantastic organisation skills with the help of the Notability app. He has his app set up with books for each subject and is keeping all of his notes and materials filed away nicely.
The teacher said, “This time last year, many of the boys had stuff all over the place. If they forgot their English notebook, they'd write their notes in with their maths book. Bits got lost; homework was mislaid. This year, with the help of Notability, everything is in one place. I see a big improvement.”
Your son stores notes, materials, and even the teacher's slides in there. Sometimes he takes a photo of the white board and files it away as a reminder. He knows how to annotate the files to aid memory.
It was an awesome day in Year 7. Wish you were here!
Lots of love,
Your son's iPad
Admittedly, organisation is a fundamental skill, but the vignette above will be appreciated by parents who have struggled to help their organisationally-challenged child manage his or her materials. Stay tuned to hear about some creative, mind-blowing classroom adventures your child experiences via his/her personal device.
This is the first of a fly's eye view of iPads at school. Watch this space for more Postcards from Your iPad to get an idea of how technology is enriching students' educational experiences.
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Fly's Eyes by Tuan Hoang Nguyen