In St Anne’s we have a great interest in ICT and using ICT as an effective learning tool.
We have two class sets of iPads and a new set of Chromebooks for use by all pupils in the school as well as a set used by our SET team to aid children with additional needs. Each class has the opportunity to use the devices within the classroom every week. The pupils enjoy the various apps and games on the iPads/Chromebooks which help to improve their Numeracy and Literacy skills.
The boys and girls in the senior classes also use the iPads and Chromebooks to compile projects and presentations on various curricular topics. These projects and are often presented to the class through the use of the Apple TV on the classroom interactive whiteboard.
We are very proud of our ICT development in St Anne’s and we have been visited by many other schools from neighbouring counties to see the devices in operation within the classrooms. We are proud to have achieved the Digital School of Distinction Award.
In 2015 we were selected as a pilot school by the Department of Education & Skills to trial Interactive Flat Screen boards. We have since installed one in every classroom and SET room.
In 2016 we were became a Digital School of Distinction for promoting, recognising and encouraging excellence in the use of technology in our primary school. We are very proud of this achievement.