However, some devices may experience problems connecting with their Wi Fi network. First, try to look at your settings if your tablet can find the Wi Fi connection. This can help reset the hardware to detect a better signal. See if the problem is with a specific network or with any Wi Fi connection.
If it’s not working, try to reset your router if possible. For network-specific problems, go to Settings Wi Fi, tap on the network you want to forget and press “Forget This Network” and then try to reconnect to the same network using the right credentials.
Nicola Kearns, a mother of three and a former teacher, said the devices were a source of distraction for children and resulted in poorer learning outcomes. And their level of maturity is such that if you leave them to do homework on an i Pad, inevitably they’ll be on You Tube or social media, and why wouldn’t they? Professionals have allowed this to happen,” she said.
Angela Kaya, another mother of three, said she was determined that her son who is due to start school in September will not be reliant on using an i Pad for learning.
“We are now five years down the line and in that time, these students have very successfully completed the Junior Cycle, in 20,” she said.
A more recent consultation showed there was a “significant minority” of parents who were concerned about this change, Ms Prendergast said.
There might be software conflicts or memory corruption that puts your i Pad on a loop. Press the volume up button once, press and release the volume down button and, soon afterward, press and hold the Power Button until the device restarts.
The number one solution to this is to turn the i Pad off and then on again. The process of turning it off and on again resets the hardware to its default state before the crash, flushing the memory. Make sure that it’s not an Apple device hardware issue.
Ratoath College was selected to be one of the lead schools in the rollout of the Government’s digital learning framework in recognition of its commitment to innovation and creativity, she said.
Ms Prendergast said “21st century skills” such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving “cannot be taught from a textbook”.