Lessons transformed by use of tablet devices

Braintree and Witham Times: Lessons transformed by use of tablet devices Lessons transformed by use of tablet devices

The development of iPads and tablet devices has revolutionised the way many of us work and play on the move.

But it is not only high-powered business executives making use of the technology, as tablets find their way into the school classroom.

Alec Hunter Academy, in Stubbs Lane, Braintree, issued Nexus tablets to all its pupils in Years 7 to 10 in October.

The tablets are used in lessons, but pupils can also take them away after school and use them at home.

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1:32pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Bhudeeka says...

nothing wrong with textbooks and exercise books!!!!
nothing wrong with textbooks and exercise books!!!! Bhudeeka

1:38pm Fri 21 Feb 14

keith_l says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
nothing wrong with textbooks and exercise books!!!!
If they can get a group license for the textbooks, then these will be cheaper as e-reader software is free on tablets.

Nothing wrong with progress.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: nothing wrong with textbooks and exercise books!!!![/p][/quote]If they can get a group license for the textbooks, then these will be cheaper as e-reader software is free on tablets. Nothing wrong with progress. keith_l

4:24pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

They all use these at home anyway. It's not revolutionary at all. Just the toy of the moment.
They all use these at home anyway. It's not revolutionary at all. Just the toy of the moment. Jack222

11:43pm Fri 21 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
nothing wrong with textbooks and exercise books!!!!
Yes.

Perhaps you should set an example and stick to them yourself you silly woman
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: nothing wrong with textbooks and exercise books!!!![/p][/quote]Yes. Perhaps you should set an example and stick to them yourself you silly woman OMPITA [Intl]

8:53am Mon 24 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

These things may well have revolutionised the way people work and play on the move but it's actually very irritating when these people are so engrossed in their ipad or whatever that they aren't actually looking where they're going whilst "on the move". At least once a day I have to suggest to a fellow pedestrian that they should look where they're going rather than meander across the pavement, slowly, staring at their screen and not paying any attention to the world around them. I even saw a girl walk straight out onto a crossing as an ambulance with blue lights flashing approached and had to stop for her.
These things may well have revolutionised the way people work and play on the move but it's actually very irritating when these people are so engrossed in their ipad or whatever that they aren't actually looking where they're going whilst "on the move". At least once a day I have to suggest to a fellow pedestrian that they should look where they're going rather than meander across the pavement, slowly, staring at their screen and not paying any attention to the world around them. I even saw a girl walk straight out onto a crossing as an ambulance with blue lights flashing approached and had to stop for her. The Stinker Returns

9:31am Mon 24 Feb 14

keith_l says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
These things may well have revolutionised the way people work and play on the move but it's actually very irritating when these people are so engrossed in their ipad or whatever that they aren't actually looking where they're going whilst "on the move". At least once a day I have to suggest to a fellow pedestrian that they should look where they're going rather than meander across the pavement, slowly, staring at their screen and not paying any attention to the world around them. I even saw a girl walk straight out onto a crossing as an ambulance with blue lights flashing approached and had to stop for her.
Agreed! Perhaps the worst is when the train gets in to Liverpool Street. People who have been using their phones and tablets whilst on the train can't survive two minutes without them and so proceed to walk along the platform at slow speed, delaying the rest of us who want/need to get to work.
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: These things may well have revolutionised the way people work and play on the move but it's actually very irritating when these people are so engrossed in their ipad or whatever that they aren't actually looking where they're going whilst "on the move". At least once a day I have to suggest to a fellow pedestrian that they should look where they're going rather than meander across the pavement, slowly, staring at their screen and not paying any attention to the world around them. I even saw a girl walk straight out onto a crossing as an ambulance with blue lights flashing approached and had to stop for her.[/p][/quote]Agreed! Perhaps the worst is when the train gets in to Liverpool Street. People who have been using their phones and tablets whilst on the train can't survive two minutes without them and so proceed to walk along the platform at slow speed, delaying the rest of us who want/need to get to work. keith_l

10:36am Mon 24 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Hmmmmmmm...

I remember seeing a media report last December about a girl in Australia who was so engrossed in looking at Facebook on her mobile phone that she walked right off the pier; fell into the sea and had to be rescued!

I can't laugh too much though because when I was a stupid kid aged about fourteen I walked (backwards for some inexplicable reason!) straight off of Witham Railway Station platform because I wasn't thinking about what I was doing. (There weren't any mobile phones to blame it on in those days). Fortunately for me however there were no trains at that particular time either.
Hmmmmmmm... I remember seeing a media report last December about a girl in Australia who was so engrossed in looking at Facebook on her mobile phone that she walked right off the pier; fell into the sea and had to be rescued! I can't laugh too much though because when I was a stupid kid aged about fourteen I walked (backwards for some inexplicable reason!) straight off of Witham Railway Station platform because I wasn't thinking about what I was doing. (There weren't any mobile phones to blame it on in those days). Fortunately for me however there were no trains at that particular time either. OMPITA [Intl]

11:04am Mon 24 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

keith_l wrote:
The Stinker Returns wrote:
These things may well have revolutionised the way people work and play on the move but it's actually very irritating when these people are so engrossed in their ipad or whatever that they aren't actually looking where they're going whilst "on the move". At least once a day I have to suggest to a fellow pedestrian that they should look where they're going rather than meander across the pavement, slowly, staring at their screen and not paying any attention to the world around them. I even saw a girl walk straight out onto a crossing as an ambulance with blue lights flashing approached and had to stop for her.
Agreed! Perhaps the worst is when the train gets in to Liverpool Street. People who have been using their phones and tablets whilst on the train can't survive two minutes without them and so proceed to walk along the platform at slow speed, delaying the rest of us who want/need to get to work.
Why is it that the people who stand up first (ie. just after Stratford) and push their way off the train first then (a) either stand on the platform and wait for their mates or (b) walk slowly up the platform, being overtaken by the people who only stood up as the train was pulling in?
[quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: These things may well have revolutionised the way people work and play on the move but it's actually very irritating when these people are so engrossed in their ipad or whatever that they aren't actually looking where they're going whilst "on the move". At least once a day I have to suggest to a fellow pedestrian that they should look where they're going rather than meander across the pavement, slowly, staring at their screen and not paying any attention to the world around them. I even saw a girl walk straight out onto a crossing as an ambulance with blue lights flashing approached and had to stop for her.[/p][/quote]Agreed! Perhaps the worst is when the train gets in to Liverpool Street. People who have been using their phones and tablets whilst on the train can't survive two minutes without them and so proceed to walk along the platform at slow speed, delaying the rest of us who want/need to get to work.[/p][/quote]Why is it that the people who stand up first (ie. just after Stratford) and push their way off the train first then (a) either stand on the platform and wait for their mates or (b) walk slowly up the platform, being overtaken by the people who only stood up as the train was pulling in? The Stinker Returns

8:52pm Mon 24 Feb 14

/@|_|@\ says...

When I used to work in the smoke, we'd stand up first so we could get to the door, open it as we pulled into the station and jump and run before it even came to anything like a stop! I never saw anyone ever fall and no one ever walked slowly hindering the rapid pace of the multitude making its way up the platform to get to the tube. Same was true on the way home at Witham/Braintree.
When I used to work in the smoke, we'd stand up first so we could get to the door, open it as we pulled into the station and jump and run before it even came to anything like a stop! I never saw anyone ever fall and no one ever walked slowly hindering the rapid pace of the multitude making its way up the platform to get to the tube. Same was true on the way home at Witham/Braintree. /@|_|@\

8:50am Tue 25 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
When I used to work in the smoke, we'd stand up first so we could get to the door, open it as we pulled into the station and jump and run before it even came to anything like a stop! I never saw anyone ever fall and no one ever walked slowly hindering the rapid pace of the multitude making its way up the platform to get to the tube. Same was true on the way home at Witham/Braintree.
It's all changed now. I too remember the slam doors but unfortunately I also recall a number of incidents, the worse being someone trying to get in the door as the train was moving off fast and heading for a tunnel. Now, every morning the woman who sits across the isle from me gets up before everyone else and swings her coat on, usually brushing my face. She pulls her rucksack down from the rack and swings that at me too. She gathers all her other baggage (what is she carrying around with her?) including a large umbrella and barges her way through the people who have stood the whole journey. She practically prises the doors open as the train grinds to a halt, gets off the train and then stands and waits on the platform for all her mates! Priceless
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: When I used to work in the smoke, we'd stand up first so we could get to the door, open it as we pulled into the station and jump and run before it even came to anything like a stop! I never saw anyone ever fall and no one ever walked slowly hindering the rapid pace of the multitude making its way up the platform to get to the tube. Same was true on the way home at Witham/Braintree.[/p][/quote]It's all changed now. I too remember the slam doors but unfortunately I also recall a number of incidents, the worse being someone trying to get in the door as the train was moving off fast and heading for a tunnel. Now, every morning the woman who sits across the isle from me gets up before everyone else and swings her coat on, usually brushing my face. She pulls her rucksack down from the rack and swings that at me too. She gathers all her other baggage (what is she carrying around with her?) including a large umbrella and barges her way through the people who have stood the whole journey. She practically prises the doors open as the train grinds to a halt, gets off the train and then stands and waits on the platform for all her mates! Priceless The Stinker Returns

12:28pm Tue 25 Feb 14

keith_l says...

I've only been commuting for about ten years, so haven't had to deal with slam door trains on a daily basis - however in the past when making occaisional trips to London I did once get hit by a door that somebody opened as I was standing on the platform and they opened it early.

Now, I am usually one of those who get up before Liverpool Street, and try to be one of the first off, but I don't push past people to do so. I do this to be ahead of the phone gazers, and those chatting to their mates who not only walk slowly but take up two or more people's width of platform.
I've only been commuting for about ten years, so haven't had to deal with slam door trains on a daily basis - however in the past when making occaisional trips to London I did once get hit by a door that somebody opened as I was standing on the platform and they opened it early. Now, I am usually one of those who get up before Liverpool Street, and try to be one of the first off, but I don't push past people to do so. I do this to be ahead of the phone gazers, and those chatting to their mates who not only walk slowly but take up two or more people's width of platform. keith_l

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