Welsh Kids Teach Teachers How to Use Their School's iPads

By Gary Cutlack on at

A Welsh primary school blew its book budget on buying 16 iPads and 20 iPods back in February, with the poor teachers having to learn as much new stuff as the kids.

The Fishguard primary school, Ysgol Glannau Gwaun, believes it's been worth the effort and expense, mind, with some of the "more challenging" boys taking to the technology and enjoying the experience of teaching younger ones how to use it, while head teacher Irwyn Wilcox says: "We often have the children telling us how to do things we don't know about."

"I've seen some of the tough guys teaching the younger children with real sensitivity" says teacher Gareth Owen, with the school now having its own App of the Month, an iClub where 10 to 11-year-old children volunteer to show others how to use the gadgets, while work the kids do on their iOS toys is uploaded to a secure centralised server for teachers to check it over. [Guardian]