Students of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School were second to receive their tablets today October 5th under the Government’s One Tablet Per Child Initiative.
A small ceremony was held on the grounds of the school to officially hand over the tablets to students, principal and teachers.
Hon. Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency and Minister for Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology, Kelver Darroux was elated.
He pointed out that Government’s promise is in line with the technological advancements of the day.
He added that although some attach negativity to the tablets, he is “beyond that.”
Teachers of the school are also grateful for this new teaching tool.
Diana Robinson shared, “I must say thank you to the Ministry of Education and the Government of Dominica for making all of this possible. With regards to how it will help us in the classroom, I’m a Social Studies teacher and normally I bring my class which is over 20 students to one tiny computer lab and it can be very tedious and problematic sometimes to have them all look at one screen.”
Teacher Kerwin Luke added, “I think it can be a very useful tool particularly for demonstrations. I teach the sciences…so sometimes, things we cannot actually do in the lab, I think the tablets can be used for simulations.”
He also discussed issuing electronic copies of homework assignments.
Portsmouth Secondary School is next on the list to receive their devices this week.