Second Phase Of Tablet Project For Primary Schools

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An additional eight primary school teachers will be presented with tablets on Wednesday, January 28, when the Media Resource Department (MRD) launches phase two of its pilot project in its auditorium at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael.

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands, and Chief Media Resource Officer, Walter Harper, will address the official ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

The first phase of the Tablet Pilot Project was launched in December 2013, with eight teachers receiving iPads.

Thus far, the project has resulted in the integration of tablet technology in classroom instruction in schools such as Ignatius Byer, St. Lucy; Reynold Weekes, St. Philip; Blackman and Gollop, Christ Church; and Belmont Primary, St. Michael.

At the start of the first phase, Chief Media Resource Officer, Walter Harper, giving the rationale behind the pilot, noted that in the last 15 years, technology had moved from desktop to laptop to tablet, with tablets quickly replacing laptops.??On that occasion, Mr. Harper described the key aim of the pilot as ???to further enhance the use of emerging technologies in schools???.

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