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Tablets for schools
In partnership with Carphone Warehouse

Tablets for Schools is a not-for-profit initiative that aims to enable all school children to have access to tablet technology to transform the way they learn. Our campaign is led by Carphone Warehouse, Dixons, Google, Virgin Media, Pearson, Samsung, Talk Talk and others, working in partnership with head teachers, schools, leading academics, charity and Government.

Our mission is to transform the way children learn by providing evidence of the impact of Tablets on learning and sharing best practice. Introducing Tablets into a school, can be a minefield in terms of knowing what Wifi, financing, and insurance to adopt and selecting suitable content, before schools even start to think about how teaching and learning might change. Our focus continues to be to inspire schools, teachers and parents and provide a blueprint for them to adopt tablet technology; to help them change the way they teach and significantly improve children's engagement and attainment.

Tablets for Schools runs the largest independent research of its kind, looking at the impact of Tablets across 33 schools now. Thanks to a donation of 7,300 Nexus 7 devices from Google, the campaign is helping 13 secondary and primary schools to adopt Tablets.

Our research has shown that Tablets bring the following benefits:

  • More empowered and engaged learners.
  • Communication with parents and increased active involvement with students & teachers.
  • Easier to tailor teaching to individual learning styles & behaviours.
  • Easier to track and record pupil progress.
  • Significant engagement of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) as teachers can tailor classes to each pupil's needs
  • Some schools have been able to close Behaviour Units, as there has been a marked improvement in behaviour and pupil engagement as a result of the introduction of tablets into the classroom.
  • Significant cost savings through streamlining ICT, minimising the need for printers and reducing paper costs. We are collating data about cost savings in schools. By way of example, Greenford High School in Southall, estimates it will save £25, 000 per annum on printing costs and £7,200 on diary costs, through every pupil having a Tablet.

You can find out more information about the campaign and pledge your support at www.tabletsforschools.co.uk or t4s@cpwplc.com or @t4stweets. The findings of the second stage of research will be available in mid July 2013. Our free downloadable app covering the key areas schools need to consider will go live in September 2013.

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