Scottish primary school may lease tablets to students

by Doug Drinkwater

November 24 2011

The Aberdeen council is considering deploying tablets at Kingswells Primary School
The Aberdeen council is considering deploying tablets at Kingswells Primary School

The Aberdeen City Council is proposing that Kingswells Primary School leases tablets to students, but at the outright cost of £444 ($690), or £13 ($20)-a-week for a three-year period.

The announcement has caused some parents and councillors to express concern over the affordability of the tablet, and a meeting is due to be held on a potential pilot later today.

Speaking to TabTimes, a council official revealed that a committee begun discussing the idea of using iPads at the school over the summer, and said that information on a potential pilot project is now being sent to parents.

“At the minute, we’re looking at the possibility of using iPads, but we may choose to look at models from other manufacturers before the end of the year”, said the spokesman.

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