Students with special education needs at Edna M. Moyle Primary School now have access to new laptops to help improve their reading and writing skills.
Ten laptops donated by Roland Stewart of Paramount Investments to the school will be used in a new assisted reading and writing program for students, according to school principal Marcia Rennie.
The Acer Aspire Switch laptops have removable keyboards, so can also be used as tablets.
Steven Durksen, the Education Ministry’s information and communications technology manager, said that as well as helping with students’ literacy and numeracy, the devices will also be used as a pilot for deploying Windows 8 and Office 365 at the Edna M. Moyle Primary School, before being rolled out to other schools.
“Also, these tablets can be used at the school as e-book readers with our new online library solution that we are currently rolling out to all schools,” Mr. Durksen said.
Parent Jay Ebanks organized the donation, and along with Education Minister Tara Rivers and Education Councilor Winston Connolly, was on hand when the laptops were handed over by Mr. Stewart.
Minister Rivers thanked Mr. Stewart for his donation, adding, “I would also like to thank Jay Ebanks for being a parent who supports his children’s school and making this donation a reality.”
“We live in a modern age where technology is at the forefront of almost everything we do,” she said. “Incorporating the use of technology in the classroom helps to assist students with their learning. It also enables them to become more comfortable using such devices, by staying up to date with the technology that is being used and driving innovation in our world today.”