Why is mobile learning important to Kaingaroa School?
Mobile learning is important at Kaingaroa as the students need the opportunity to be able to use the technologies that they will be using in the future. The 21st Century workforce will be filled with people who have grown up with devices, and are used to having easy access to search engines, sharing and collaboration are the norm, and creative freedom is king. As Kaingaroa School we aim to represent a version of this too. Informal learning is happening for learners of all ages. With e-learning tools such as blogs and wikis, and social media, supporting students' informal learning (as well as formal learning) can be key to helping them become lifelong learners.
We aim for Kaingaroa students to have access to mobile technologies that will enable critical thinking, differentiation, and problem solving. Our vision is to prepare our Kaingaroa students for a world inside our school that looks the same as the world outside the school.