"If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow."
- John Dewey
Based on the principles of American Philosopher John Dewey, the Inspire Suite enables pupils to access technology which are commonplace in the world today. Introduced by head teacher, Mr Hill, the Inspire Suite is part of Howard's successful iPad4Life scheme, which gives children to the opportunity to have a personalised iPad throughout their 4 year journey with us. The iPads are powerful and inspirational learning tools, which provide accelerated learning opportunities across the curriculum.
Equipped with the latest interactive whiteboard technology, the Inspire Suite also includes a high definition video wall in the corridor outside. The video wall enables children to view high definition videos and images, as well as opportunities to interact with the wall through Apple TV. During our topic work, themed videos are played on the screen, inspiring and exciting the children about the learning ahead of them; as well as providing a few facts before our learners even get to lesson!
Among some of the innovative uses we have found for our Inspire Suite, we have hosted a digital parents' evening. Parents and carers of the children studying in the Inspire Suite were treated to a digital journey of their children's current work. This included a personal message from each and every child, regarding their successes and next step.