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Post-Primary Technology

Transition Seamlessly from Primary to Post-Primary with Wriggle

The transition from primary to post-primary school brings many new experiences and opportunities, but there is a lot for students and parents to take on board. From new friends, teachers and timetables to getting used to learning independently with technology, completing curriculum-based assessments and sitting state exams. There is a lot to learn and wrap your head around. But don’t worry! We are here to help.

Over the past 10 years, Wriggle’s team of teachers and tech experts have worked with 100s of post-primary schools just like yours who want to give the best learning experience to their students and ensure they are prepared with the skills they will need for college, work and beyond. Working together with these schools, we have developed services, solutions and resources to support you and your child on their journey through post-primary school.

What is 1:1 school technology?

The term 1:1 means one device per student, so every student in a 1:1 school has their own device for learning. It is understandable for parents to wonder why a school would choose to go with a 1:1 device model and what the benefits would be for their child.

In the one hundred and thirty 1:1 schools we support around Ireland, all the school leaders tell us that they want every one of their students to have equal opportunities to access and engage with learning and that they want to build students’ digital and independent learning skills, something that isn’t possible without the technology.

Discover Advantages of Tech

Popular Post-Primary School Devices

iPad

iPad’s powerful, thin and durable design makes it the perfect companion for students and teachers in the classroom.

Key Features

  • Study, create and collaborate with iPad built-in apps
  • Supports Apple Pencil, Scribble Technology and Smart Keyboard
  • Wirelessly connect to school smartboard

Lenovo 300w Windows 3rd Gen

The Lenovo 300w Windows 3rd Gen device is your multi-function master. Use it in laptop or tablet mode or draw or annotate on the go with your own pencil.

Key Features

  • Works seamlessly with Office 365 and Windows 10 apps
  • Draw, write or create with your own pencil with Pencil-touch technology
  • Use in laptop or tablet mode

Surface Go 3

Surface Go 3’s flexible design with detachable keyboard means it can easily be used as a tablet or laptop mode, depending on the activity in the classroom.

Key Features

  • Works seamlessly with Office 365 and Windows 10 apps
  • Pixel-sense Touch Screen compatible with Surface Stylus pen
  • Detachable keyboard for flexible working modes

Acer Chromebook 311

With fast connection and military durability, the Acer Chromebook 311 allows students to stay engaged for longer in the classroom.

Key Features

  • Works perfectly with Google Workspace learning apps
  • Anchored key design ensure keys stay put
  • Faster wireless connectivity so students can learn on the go

Acer Spin 511 Chromebook

With flexible, low-power usage mode and rugged exterior, the Acer Spin 511 is designed for school.

Key Features

  • Use in clamshell, tablet, display or tent mode
  • Anchored key design ensure keys stay put
  • Works perfectly with Google Workspace learning apps

Lenovo 100e Chromebook

Drop resistant with ruggedised bumpers, ports and hinges, the Lenovo 100e Chromebook is built for classroom life.

Key Features

  • Anchored key design ensure keys stay put
  • Works perfectly with Google Workspace learning apps
  • Faster wireless connectivity so students can learn on the go

Lenovo 500e Chromebook 2nd Gen

Rugged enough to handle whatever the classroom brings, the Lenovo 500e Chromebook has a 360° hinge, so it can be used in 4 ways for note-taking or creative projects.

Key Features

  • Use in clamshell, tablet, display or tent mode
  • Anchored key design ensure keys stay put
  • Works perfectly with Google Workspace learning apps

How technology is used in school

It is understandable for parents of new students in 1:1 schools to have questions about how safe the school’s technology will be, will your child adapt to using devices in school and will it really make any difference to how they learn. We interviewed parents and students from some of these schools to get their honest insights on the impact 1:1 digital learning has had on their children.

Training and Support for All

The learning tools available on student devices assist them with building the key skills required of them in the Junior Cycle, developing independent learning skills, creating presentations and digital portfolios for curriculum-based assessments and supporting all students to access learning and achieve their potential.

Below are just some of the 100s of short training videos on our learning platform to get you started. Parents of students in 1st year in Wriggle 1:1 schools get complimentary access to all of these training tutorials. If you’d like to see more or start upskilling, simply click the link below and log in to Wriggle Connect Family.

Using Immersive Reader to assist with reading

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Checking your child’s screentime on iPad

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Using Google Translate when English isn’t your first language

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Support for You and Your Student

We know that parents and students will have questions and will need support with their child’s devices. That is why all Wriggle 1:1 school technology bundles come with 3 years of phone and email support from our technical and customer service team.

Do You Need Any Assistance with your Device, or with an Order You Have Placed?

Our Customer Support team are on hand to assist our learners, parents and educators with any issues that they encounter with technology and learning.

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Want To Learn More About How Technology Can Support Your Child in School?

We have curated and published thousands of support articles, videos, webinars and guides in collaboration with our educational partners which can support you and your student throughout your digital learning journey.

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