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How is this even remotely interesting news? A school in the 21st century has decided to join - OH! The 21st century! As per usual the average Guern's inability to accept change is startling... The number one problem with any article on education is that everyone has been through education as a student, so everyone has an opinion. I've been to the doctors lots of times, but that doesn't qualify me to tell a heart surgeon the best way to do a bypass! News for you - education evolves, the way students learn changes, and the way teachers facilitate learning changes too. To the technophobes: tablets and smart phones are here - deal with it. To the technophilics: yes there are other tablets on the market place, and many pros and cons to them all. To the busybodies: how many of you are actually pedagogues? (if you don't know what that means - you aren't one!) How many of you actually know anything about IT in the modern learning environment? (technophobes - if you are still reading, things have evolved since the floppy disk). And if you don't know much about this subject, how many of you actually bothered to do some proper research into how tablets can be utilised within a classroom to enhance learning? Perhaps you should try spend a good week or so reading up on the subject before passing flippant ridiculous judgement on things you know nothing about, and have no effect on your life whatsoever. If you care enough to make an informed judgement on such things, may I kindly direct you to such useful websites as: http://speirs.org/ , http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/ , http://edudemic.com/2012/11/the-early-results-of-an-ipad-classroom-are-in/ . There are more, many more... Oh – and making comments such as students will be distracted by facebook, so we shouldn’t buy them tablets, is quite frankly, laughable. People who say such things clearly have no idea how networks operate, and your comments are invalid. And complaining that a head teacher won't come on here and comment is also ridiculous - perhaps she's too busy actually running a school than to care about the ill-informed comments on a provincial newspaper. If this was a real country, it wouldn't even be news! Schools are very capable of making their own decisions on how best to educate their students - so leave them to it, and embrace change - it won't hurt too much.