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iPads stolen from Red Hill Primary School

By 10 April 2014 7

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of 43 Apple iPads from Red Hill Primary School.

Between 4pm Friday (4 April) and 3.30pm Monday (7 April), offenders entered Red Hill Primary School and removed four unmarked cardboard boxes containing a number of 16GB iPad minis and 16GB iPad 2 from an office within the school.

Please be on the look-out for anyone selling or advertising cheap iPads.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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7 Responses to iPads stolen from Red Hill Primary School
#1
gooterz9:44 pm, 10 Apr 14

What good is an ipad to a primary school, teaching the kids to take selfies?

We’re lead to believe that schools are hard done by but they have ipads?
When i was in primary school we used to have teachers fighting over and hiding spare boxes of chalk. Grades are going down not up, we really need to return the focus to what is taught and how we teach rather than what special tools we use to do it.

#2
Mr Evil10:34 am, 11 Apr 14

Ah, Red Hill – I wonder which residents helped themselves to these iPads???

No more Candy Crush for the kids now, I guess….

#3
MightyJoe11:37 am, 11 Apr 14

Have you ever given a child an iPad? do you even know what you are talking about?

My daughter has had an iPad since 2yrs old. I only ever put on painting / drawing, spelling, counting and memory type apps and restricted everything else, she can’t install apps, nor download in app add ons without me.

Seriously, an iPad is a great tool for kids, my daughter is now in kindergarten and she has no qualms about using the PC and stuff in her school room as she has been exposed to it and to be honest, its not the only tool used there either.

In my opinion, you need to start living in the 21st century…

Ps. in the 80s they promised us hover cars and jet packs (remember Beyond 2000)…. where’s my hover car?????

gooterz said :

What good is an ipad to a primary school, teaching the kids to take selfies?

We’re lead to believe that schools are hard done by but they have ipads?
When i was in primary school we used to have teachers fighting over and hiding spare boxes of chalk. Grades are going down not up, we really need to return the focus to what is taught and how we teach rather than what special tools we use to do it.

#4
SheepGroper11:45 am, 11 Apr 14

MightyJoe said :

Ps. in the 80s they promised us hover cars and jet packs (remember Beyond 2000)…. where’s my hover car?????

I was watching it when it was still called Towards 2000 . . . .

#5
Sandman8:34 pm, 11 Apr 14

School iPads have specific apps and program’s designed to aid in teaching our kids how to handle the digital age. Without it, they’re stuffed. They didn’t get to evolve with the technologies like we did. iPads make sense as they’re what most people now use and are a hell of a lot cheaper than a PC with all it’s peripherals and Licenced software

You can fight the future all you want, it’ll still come. And yes, I too am still waiting for the Hovercars I was promised on the episodes of Beyond2000 we were shown on a grainy VHS tape and a 34 cm CRT television.

#6
gooterz10:46 pm, 11 Apr 14

Sandman said :

School iPads have specific apps and program’s designed to aid in teaching our kids how to handle the digital age. Without it, they’re stuffed. They didn’t get to evolve with the technologies like we did. iPads make sense as they’re what most people now use and are a hell of a lot cheaper than a PC with all it’s peripherals and Licenced software

You can fight the future all you want, it’ll still come. And yes, I too am still waiting for the Hovercars I was promised on the episodes of Beyond2000 we were shown on a grainy VHS tape and a 34 cm CRT television.

Why not pick any other tablet? Android or windows is much more value for money. Instead we’re giving kids the brandname (cr)apple.

I thought most kids had computers in every class room?

An tablet form computer is good when you don’t really need a computer but need to access information sparingly. A student is going to do a great deal of work on a device during the day, there would be huge drawbacks for using a touch device.. Ever heard of RSI?

And above all else, they’re easily stolen.

#7
Nylex_Clock8:45 am, 13 Apr 14

gooterz said :

Sandman said :

School iPads have specific apps and program’s designed to aid in teaching our kids how to handle the digital age. Without it, they’re stuffed. They didn’t get to evolve with the technologies like we did. iPads make sense as they’re what most people now use and are a hell of a lot cheaper than a PC with all it’s peripherals and Licenced software

You can fight the future all you want, it’ll still come. And yes, I too am still waiting for the Hovercars I was promised on the episodes of Beyond2000 we were shown on a grainy VHS tape and a 34 cm CRT television.

Why not pick any other tablet? Android or windows is much more value for money. Instead we’re giving kids the brandname (cr)apple.

I thought most kids had computers in every class room?

An tablet form computer is good when you don’t really need a computer but need to access information sparingly. A student is going to do a great deal of work on a device during the day, there would be huge drawbacks for using a touch device.. Ever heard of RSI?

And above all else, they’re easily stolen.

Schools should be using thin clients. Nobody steals them.

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