Belvedere College - Ipad Hub

Ipad Hub

Ipad Hub

In the context of the Department of Education and Skills   'Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020), Enhancing Teaching, Learning & Assessment' and the OECD Horizon Report Belvedere College SJ have been using mobile technology to assist student learning since 2014.
Our chosen device is the IPad. The Steering Committee have been working together with Wriggle since 2012 to investigate alternative educational devices, E- books and educational apps. We have looked at national and international case studies, identifying the critical success factors to promote a positive impact on student learning and teaching.
We are mindful of challenges that change presents and have planned accordingly.

Belvedere College SJ has a proven track record for excellent learning and teaching. Building on that tradition, we have embraced the technology which will empower your son as a digital citizen.

We currently have two dedicated IT suites and one class of IT per week for each student. A well- resourced IT function and a commitment to staff Continuous Professional Development however we aim to make every classroom a digital classroom.
We aim to promote Learning without Limits, aiming to embed a culture of cross curricular accessibility to IT.  Today’s students need IT at their disposal without the confines of a physical classroom or building. This puts the learning into their hands and goes further in accommodating visual, audio and kinaesthetic learners. It facilitates student collaboration, personalised learning and grants access to securely monitored global community resources.

Policies are in place to outline responsible use of technology in class and students will use the technology as directed by staff. Will they use it every lesson? No. This technology is another tool to enable your son to learn in a way that best supports his needs: another layer to his enjoyment and achievement in the Belvedere College SJ experience.

It is a shared responsibility and partnership between the college students, staff and parents. Parents will be supported along the way through workshops on security, parental settings, digital citizenship and cyberbullying.


If you require further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact
nrussell@belvederecollege.ie IT Integrator
gmangan@belvederecollege.ie IPad and E book Technician

Useful links for Parents

DES Digital Strategy for Schools
www.webwise.ie
IPad Tips For Parents
Code of Conduct
National Geographic Study
Teaching with IPad

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