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More Cornish Schools to Give Students iPads

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8:35am 10th July 2013

Pirate FM has learnt that two more Cornish schools are going to give ipads to thousands of students.

Pool Academy and years seven to ten at Penrice in St Austell are getting the tablets, after Mount's Bay did it.

The Penzance secondary has said they helped boost results in reading, writing and maths.

There are fears children could use them for stuff like games and Facebook instead of studying.

But Headteacher at Pool, Alan Myers, is hoping it'll transform teaching: "There will be an impact in terms of, say, that one aspect of the English course is speaking. Now, some students don't want to speak so they can maybe go in the corridor and record themselves and then play back to the class. The primary focus is teaching and learning but I hope the secondary outcome will be results.

"It's not just going to be handing out a whole bunch of iPads and then saying off you go. We're going to manage the process and set clear expectations of student use."

Mr Myers added: "You wouldn't ban pens if someone wrote something bad about something and you wouldn't ban speaking if someone said something rude about something."

8:35am 10th July 2013

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