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After following the debate on secondary pupils having IPads for a few days now, I feel it would now be appropriate for a member of the Education Department be given the opportunity to explain to the public how they envisage this equipment being used in schools. It seems there is a common (false) belief that the teachers want the pupils to have IPads to avoid teaching. As a primary teacher with a keen interest in using ICT to ENHANCE teaching, I believe this is a great initiative - particularly as the pupils will have access to the educational software used in schools. In addition to this, the Virtual Learning Environment that has already been piloted by some schools will be incorporated into the use of the IPads.