Abdul Chohan has been a teacher of Chemistry for 13 years with a passion for using technology for learning. Currently a Director at Essa Academy, he talks about the impact of a 1:1 handheld device programme.
Essa Academy is the first school in the UK to give out iPod touch devices to all students and staff. The Academy believes in allowing students to access information and deepen learning beyond the classroom.
The creativity that has been inspired by the use of this technology has been phenomenal. Staff and students are able to have seamless communication that allows learning conversations to develop and feedback to be of a higher quality as well as the delivery of a personalised curriculum.
The technology has been an enabler of transformation and has also contributed to the vision of the new build that we moved into in October 2011.