St Dunstan’s College in Benoni, Gauteng is the kind of school that aims to provide not only outstanding education, but a safe and nurturing environment for learners to achieve and grow. So when grade three teacher Jean Pollastrini noticed that a learner was struggling with her maths, and felt demotivated as a result, she was concerned.
he learner, eight-year-old Bianca Devereux was a nervous and sensitive child with a low self-esteem, performing in the bottom 10% of her class. But since her mom Lana introduced the iPad as a reinforcement tool at home, Bianca’s progress was dramatic. She also started using an iPad at school via a mobile lab, and immediately loved it’s interactive learning features. With some Maths apps, and the support of her teacher, after four months Bianca rose to the top 10% of her class.