Soham pupils get to grips with ‘giant ipad’

Mark Westley Photography'The Shade Primary School Soham'Wizefloor headteacher Lisa Gregory with reception and year 1 children. ANL-150419-231638009
Mark Westley Photography'The Shade Primary School Soham'Wizefloor headteacher Lisa Gregory with reception and year 1 children. ANL-150419-231638009

Pupils at a Soham primary school have been given a giant computer to help them with their learning.

The Wizefloor which has been installed at The Shade school is described by its manufacturer as a giant ipad. It uses an overhead projector connected to a laptop to beam the image of a tablet computer on to a mat on the floor. And because it’s super-sized, children can gesture with their arms, legs and feet as they interact and play curriculum focused activities. “ This technology is used throughout schools in Denmark and, as a new school, we were keen to try something different that would impact on learning and engagement,” said head teacher Lisa Gregory. “We hope that the Wizefloor will transform how we support children with gaps in their learning and engage children to learn in other ways.”