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Primary SupportTablet Technology for Education ‹ Literacy and numeracy focus

Literacy and numeracy focus

Improving literacy and numeracy

When part of a balanced educational program, tablet devices can be powerful tools for improving literacy and numeracy outcomes. The combination of engaging tasks, multi-sensory input and immediate feedback can be highly effective in helping students meet the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum.

The purpose of implementing tablet technology is to support the achievement of education outcomes such as:

  • increased independent and self-initiated learning among students
  • increased student motivation and active engagement in learning
  • improvement in teachers’ capacity to plan for and meet individual student’s needs
  • improvement in students’ learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy
  • extension of students’ learning beyond the classroom and
  • increased parental engagement in learning.

Schools carefully plan every aspect of their tablet device programs to make sure that they are addressing their students’ needs as effectively as possible (in terms of cost, time and educational impact). It is not the device itself that makes the difference but the way that device is utilised by skilled teachers to support the delivery of a carefully-planned learning program.

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Literacy and numeracy focus

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