04 Apr '11, 1am

Singapore schools get iPads, Wii gaming consoles

Singapore schools get iPads, Wii gaming consoles

Ngee Ann Secondary School goes hi-tech. (Photo from Xavier Lur) More schools in Singapore are quickly adapting to the global technology revolution with some even bringing Apple's iPad and Nintendo's Wii gaming console into their curricula. Ngee Ann Secondary School is the latest Secondary School to jump onto the "1:1 Learning Programme" bandwagon, equipping each student in a class of 36 with a personal learning device to not only boost student engagement, but at the same time to keep up with today's wired society. According to the principal of Ngee Ann Secondary School, Adrian Lim, the Windows Slate tablet PC used in the pilot programme is a convenient and portable alternative to the usual bulky laptops, and he chose the Windows platform for its compatibility with most software, making the creation of teaching materials a less daunting task. Students will use the tablet PC...

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