" St. Bricin’s have been using digital textbooks and laptop computers for the last five years and have been at the forefront of the development of digital learning environments in Irish classrooms. We were delighted to partner with Wriggle for the deployment of Wriggle tablet devices and Microsoft Office 365 accounts for our students”.
Mr. Niall M. Lynch, - Principal , St Bricin's Vocational School
“Wriggle was very supportive, valued our custom and for a nominal fee took the hassle out of the configuration process. The fact that they dealt with queries in a knowledgeable and professional manner meant that we could be assured of the devices coming on stream in perfect working order. They took the logistics out of schools hands, and as a distributor were able to deal with the consumer side of things and let us as a school teach.”
Mr. Sean Rafferty, - Principal , St Louis Community School
“Wriggle is the company we chose to handle the purchasing, organisational and many of the technical aspects for parents, students and teachers. Wriggle is a leading company in the educational field with significant experience in deploying iPad devices in schools. We have found the company to be extremely helpful in this venture and their training has been of great benefit to staff and students. We are delighted we chose this route and we are looking forward to really immersing the students in a
Ms. Patricia Atkins - Principal , Lusk Community College
“We are all very excited in Árdscoil na Tríonóide as we enter this whole new digital learning process. We have worked with Wriggle for the past 18 months and we are very confident that our new students will embrace this new technology and that the quality of teaching and learning in our school will continue to excel”.
Mr. John McCormack - Principal , Árdscoil na Trionóide
"In Luttrellstown Community College, we already see the success of the device as a tool for teaching and learning. The methodologies that the iPad allows are ideal to maximise the benefits of Junior Cycle Reform. This includes group work, peer assessment and project work. Examples of this technology in action include mirroring students work on IWB, which gives opportunities to each and every learner in the classroom for positive feedback, praise and encouragement. Students become more creative i
Fionnuala Ní Chaisil - Príomhoide - Luttrellstown iPad, Luttrellstown Community College
"Like it or not, students have devices in today's world. It's better to get them into the routine of appropriate use when they are younger than pretending mobile devices don't exist and having students go off the rails in the first year of college." On student engagement with iPad: "When the students are doing individual work, the content is more tailored to the needs of that student. With such a massive variety of resources available students can now choose their own ability level. Making the
Danny Murray - teacher feature - iPad - St Joseph's Rush , St Joseph's Secondary School
"To date, the experience has been very positive and I'm surprised by the ease at which students and teachers have taken to the technology. Every teacher has an iPad, something we think is necessary to develop the project to its full potential" "You can definitely see an improvement in the IT literacy of students. They are growing up in a world surrounded by technology. The way of communication comes more naturally to them and it prepares them for the 21st Century Working environment" "From
Principal Leo Hogan - CBS Carlow, St Mary's Academy CBS
“Students and teachers have embraced the change. Teachers are enthusiastic and have become champions of the programme. By the end of the 1st year, teachers had become very familiar with the device and were enabled to experiment with the apps and other features that iPad provides. It has facilitated teachers to use the teaching by enquiry approach in their subject areas. It is a teaching tool to support active and co-operative learning, whilst facilitating communication in the whole school along
Principal Breda Cogley - Presentation College Wexford , Presentation Secondary School
“The introduction of iPads has made life much easier for our students. From a practical point of view, their schoolbags are lighter and they don’t have to go to and from their lockers to get books throughout the day. Other advantages include being able to access the internet to supplement what is contained in their eBooks”.
Principal Gerry McGill - SCOIL RUAIN KILLENAULE , Scoil Ruain
The reaction has been hugely positive. We have found that student engagement has increased in class. It also makes teaching easier. There is a learning curve in terms of using technology. But we have found that our staff are quite open to working together and learning from one another.”
Mr Alan Mongey, Principal - Clare Galway College, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir