School of the future?
For some students in West London, Christmas really has come early. Gumley House Convent School in West London has lent thirty lucky pupils iPhones to test their usefulness as a teaching aid, hoping that applications, “such as the periodic table and works by Shakespeare, will assist children in the classroom". (Didn’t anyone tell the school that these things are available in print?) Unsurprisingly, the scheme has attracted many critics and it’s easy to see how pupils might get distracted, but others say that if it engages children in their studies then it should be the way forward. Who knows? We may one day see pupils passionately arguing not about the superiority of the Shakespeare quartos or folios, but rather the Blackberry or iPhone versions..
Photo by Simone LomoLove! via the Londonist flickr pool.
Last Updated 09 December 2009