ICT can be used as a tool and an environment for learning in a range of different ways.  At Redlands College, we summarise the range of uses as 5 Cs. Students also use their iPad as a self-management tool.

As a broad guide, we have the following goals for the iPad programme in 2011-14.

  1. iPads will be used to facilitate learning by allowing students to:
    1. access, use, create and publish digital and online information
    2. develop knowledge, understanding and skills through creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving
    3. collaborate with others
    4. communicate, in a variety of ways, their knowledge and learning experiences.
  2. Students will use the iPad as a tool to manage their work and learning.
  3. Students will develop age-appropriate ICT skills and understandings, including the responsibilities of online citizenship.
  4. Students will accept responsibility for:
    1. their personal actions when using ICT
    2. the care and functionality of their iPad.
“The new generation of personalised computing makes our dream of personalised learning feasible.  This allows us to focus on the outcomes for students rather than being driven by the input of the curriculum.  We are preparing our students for the future, not the past.  I’m excited by the possibilities on the horizon.”