Students are busy researching the ‘Geschichte der Philosophie’ on their iPads. As they do so, they discover a wide range of stories which they criticise, compare and contrast.
The teacher uploads 22 recent articles on social issues (the drugs trade, the situation in Syria, expeditions to Mars, depression among young people, etc.) to the students’ iPads. The students pick a topic for a critical text analysis. They’re all highly motivated and on task. .
Year 2 students head eagerly into the computer room to play multimedia arithmetic games – with others or on their own, at their own pace, and choosing their own areas of focus.
The class is planning to work with their parallel class next week to create an online quiz. Some of them want to use iPads, others their smartphones. It’ll be about the book they’re reading at the moment.
The students are using the app ‘Desmos’ to visualise functions.
Year 4 students are out all over the school premises, making short videos with their iPads. Their brief is to interview the head and deputies, the canteen staff and other students. They’re focused and loving what they’re doing.
The students are using their iPads to film one another on the trampoline so they can analyse their technique.
After a digital-free lesson, some students get up and use their smartphones to take a picture of the board.
The students are practising their spelling using the app ‘Palabraz’ as a warm-up exercise before the lesson gets underway. Much fun is being had by all.
I watch a small robot cross the classroom. It’s the creation of a year 4 student with an ingenious imagination, and a girl from year 6 did the programming. It’s not long since this dream team won bronze in Bolivia’s Robotics Olympics.