Almost 50,000 children in Glasgow are to receive free iPads to aid their learning in schools.
The rollout will see all P6-S6 pupils receive their own iPad and a shared iPad between five children for P1-P5 pupils.
The multi-million IT project will also see faster broadband speeds, a home wireless network TV and WiFi in every classroom.
The multi-million pound IT contract is being rolled out by Glasgow City Council in conjunction with Canadian IT firm CGI and is the biggest Apple education project in Europe.
By 2021, every Glasgow primary and secondary teacher and their puils will have access to the equipment, which will also include a provision of a core suite of education apps.
Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years said: “This is a really exciting time for our schools and an amazing opportunity to digitally enhance the learning and teaching opportunities in our classrooms.
“We’ve had really positive feedback from the teachers who already have their devices with some brilliant examples of good practice and shared learning across the city.
“We want our children and young people to be equipped with the skills that will make them shine as digital citizens both now and later in their working lives.
“We are aware that 90% of jobs in Scotland involve digital work and so our pupils will be well equipped for the workplace.
He added: “I know that this project will result in raising attainment and achievement in every one of our schools and nurseries.”
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