Roving new laptops
Back in June, Coláiste Iognáid (the ‘Jes’) won a Hewlett Packard Innovation in Education grant to provide a mobile classroom of tablet PCs. The school was selected for its commitment to making practical usage of technology in delivering the school curriculum. Now the prize has arrived, and our picture shows Vice-principal Catherine Hickey supervising its unpacking. The new laptops will be used in different classes, from maths to media studies, and a special trolley will allow them to be moved between different classrooms. The aim is to create a roaming computer suite which would enable the maximum number of students and teachers to achieve computer literacy, and equip them for participation in knowledge economy. This platform will allow students to access digitally provided content in an efficient and cost-effective manner.