Freestone State School wins iPads
THE Warwick Daily News is proud to announce Freestone State School as the winner of the Win an iPad competition.
With 3551 entries, the 30-student school was miles ahead of the competition.
This means more than 118 entries were submitted by each student on average.
"We have had amazing community spirit," Prep to Year 3 teacher Janine Baldwin said.
"Students were bringing them in every day; parents here always put a lot of effort into things," she said.
Now with the 10 iPads each student in the school is able to access the internet simultaneously.
"It is very important for our multi-age classes as we work on maths in rotation," Mrs Baldwin explained.
"We swap the age groups in different time frames, focusing on the needs of the age group," she said.
Now while other grades are being taught, students are able to work on individualised programs instead of group learning.
Freestone students will also use the iPads to work on literacy and gain easy access to online reading programs.
"Music programs where students can strum the iPad like a guitar or play it like a piano is also great; they are effectively like an instrument," Mrs Baldwin said.
The APN Win an iPad competition was calculated pro-rata across the number of enrolled.