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Welcome to the Hong Kong Academy iPad trial site. This site will coordinate our trial at HKA and allow us to record how it unfolds. HKA has purchased 10 iPads for the trial which will be conducted initially in early childhood and then across the school. At the same time we will be looking at meaningful integration of the devices into other primary classes depending on their current learning goals and objectives.
OwnerDescriptionDue DateComplete
Andy Research EC apps and create preimage October 14, 2011  
Marco Create Image on iPads October 14, 2011  
K teachers Familiarize themselves with apps on the iPads October 17, 2011  
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The iPad “has lowered the cognitive base you have to have to interface with a computer,” Mr. Rahman said. “You touch it, and something happens."

Timeline
October, November, December - Early Childhood Trial
2 ipads in Prek2DL
8 ipads bookable for PreK + K.
Andy to take 4 ipads into each PreK class once a week for an app focus and integration.

January, February - Kindergarten Trial
5 ipads in each class.

Messages

  • Kindergarten Trial - 16th January The iPads will be redistributed into K classrooms from the 16th of January for a 5 week in class trial. The teachers along with the I.T. coordinator will integrate ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 9:12 PM by Andy Birch
  • Trial Extended to LNY After the December break we will be looking at relocating the iPads into Kindergarten for a one month trial. The ipads will be placed into the classrooms each day and ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2011, 4:59 AM by Andy Birch
  • Home page set up The iPads were initially set up with a home page full of folders that were organised by area such as math, reading etc.. It has become clear that set up ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2011, 8:32 PM by Andy Birch
  • Reading center in PreK2DL Two iPads have been placed as a reading center in PreK2DL. This center is operating as a station that students can choose during exploration time with a focus on books
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 4:23 PM by Andy Birch
  • Early Childhood iPad Trial The early childhood iPad trial will start from Friday 14th of October and last for 6 weeks. The trial will be for 4 weeks with one session in each PreK1 ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 4:22 PM by Andy Birch
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Trial Participants

NameTitle
 Role
Michael TaylorTechnology DirectorOverseer
Marco Mo / Eric LeungI.T. EngineersiPad tech help and setup
Andy BirchPS IT CoordinatorEC and PS trial coordinator
Jane SparksKindergarten TeacherTrial participant
Alyssa FraserKindergarten Teacher Trial participant
Debi LiPre-K2 Teacher  Trial participant 
Sheri WitthoftPre-K2 Teacher Trial participant 
Joanne deDiosPre-K1 Teacher Trial participant 
Stephanie McArdlePre-K1 Teacher Trial participant