Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6LT
T: 01580 764222 | F: 01580 766267
The 21st Century child has been born into a technology-filled world and is comfortable with each new development – computers, the Internet, mobile phones, text messaging, Gameboys and PlayStations. To them, it’s all a perfectly normal way of communicating, learning and playing. Research confirms that while children do like to play games with computers, they also get a huge amount of benefit from them in terms of developing skills in research, communications, creative writing and revision. Plus, of course, vital computer skills for when they start work.
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Technology offers us a unique opportunity — “To extend learning support beyond the classroom”. Whilst schools are better equipped than ever before, the variation in the quality of learning that takes place at home is significant. As children only spend 15% of their lives at school, the learning that takes place at home is extremely important to their future success. At Homewood School we have, over the last 8 years provided leading edge ICT resources for students. With charitable donations from parents and funding by the school we have succeeded in introducing over 2500 mobile devices to our students. All students have the opportunity to obtain a mobile device through the school. However, we want to ensure that every student has their own computer in every lesson and at home every evening. The school has committed a large amount of funding to make this ambition become a reality. Working in partnership with parents we need to sustain the availability of this level of ICT resources to all students.