iPad Initiative

iPad Education Success:

There is no doubt that iPad education has been a tremendous success since we launched the initiative. Our students have become masters in the use of ICT and have a new respect for education.

Desmond College has shown leadership in learning through the use of technology, we have taken the steps required to become fully equipped to deliver education to our students to the highest of standards.

We have taken a professional approach to the deployment of iPads in Desmond College – we have the assistance of two companies, called Wriggle and Compu b.

The Wriggle and Compu b team have the expertise and the experience necessary to successfully integrate technology into the education environment. They are currently working with a number of the leading schools across the Country and provide outstanding 1:1 support to our students, teachers and parents.


September 2016: Excitement as some of the Newcastle West Desmond College first year students open their iPads
Excitement as some First Years open their iPads that arrive in school for them.
 

Ipads in education:

  • Facilitates more interactive learning for students
  • Students are more engaged in learning
  • Encourages independent and self-directed learning
  • Replaces the textbooks – no more heavy school bags
  • Students are eager to embrace technology
  • Provides instant access to endless supply of research
  • Excellent educational apps available for all subjects
  • It introduces ICT provisions for the new Junior Cycle
Some of the First Years explore their iPads in French Class

Some of the First Years explore their iPads in French Class

Some of the First Year students enjoying the iPad training from Wriggle

Some of the First Year students enjoying the iPad training from Wriggle

A number of the First Year Students displaying their iPads at their training day

A number of the First Year Students displaying their iPads at their training day

Along with these obvious advantages, other studies carried out by schools using iPads proved that:

  • Students using iPads saw their math test scores increase 20% in one year compared to students using traditional textbooks.
  • Students scored 23 percent higher on national exams than previous unequipped classes.
The iPad Initiative Team in Desmond College: Donal Enright, Dave O Brien (Wriggle), Deputy Principal Liz Cregan, Christine (Wriggle), Marie Corkery, Principal Vourneen Gavin

The iPad Initiative Team in Desmond College: Donal Enright, Dave O Brien (Wriggle), Deputy Principal Liz Cregan, Christine (Wriggle), Marie Corkery, Principal Vourneen Gavin

Based on all of this evidence and more, we are delighted that Desmond College has decided to show leadership in learning through the use of technology.