Myddelton College a forerunner in the use of technology in the classroom is now paper-free. The college is located in the county of town of Denbigh, North Wales. They hold the accolade of being the first school in Wales to be a Microsoft Showcase school.
In a recent article, ‘Why Myddelton College Has Gone Completely Paper-Free‘ looks at how Myddelton College achieved it. Published on the Independent School Parent website, it highlights the advantages for the college and students. The article, firstly, looks at how going paper-free has saved the college money. Secondly, how being a Microsoft showcase school helped them achieve this. Thirdly, the benefits of a reliable network infrastructure including wireless network. Finally, and most importantly, the positive impact on student performances the use of technology in and out of the classroom.
It is clear Mark Roberts, the headteacher of college, is passionate about the use of technology in the classroom. In the article he explains how the school’s decision to go paper-less will prepare children for the digital world.
Why Myddelton College Has Gone Completely Paper-Free
The school has done away with all but one of its printers, switching to mobile and cloud technology to underpin learning. And instead of using handouts, our teachers upload work online and can even mark “live” in real time while pupils watch. Students can also log in to OneNote the day before a lesson to see plans and materials in advance.
By making the switch, we estimate we will save around £100,000 a year on paper, pens and printing, which goes a long way towards off-setting the £150,000 set-up cost of a paper-free environment.
As a Microsoft Showcase School – the first of its kind in North Wales and one of only 34 in the UK – we benefit from 5GHz wireless technology, and will soon have a high-speed internet 100/200MB line.
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