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Linked with the webinars organised for the project teachers, this blog will display teachers thoughts, plans, ideas and experience with tablets in classroom. After each webinar, the teachers will write a reflective post on the given topic. Along the course of the project, this blog will provide an interesting insight into day to day teaching with tablets.  

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Gymnazium Hladnov a Jazyková škola, Ostrava, Czech Republic


Hello everybody,

my name is Iva Skybová and I teach math at Gymnazium Hladnov. I have been teaching here for 21 years and I really like new projects and challenges. Gymnazium Hladnov is based in Ostrava, Czech Republic. It is secondary grammar school and there are about 500 students. It is a state school and we are specialized in teaching languages. There are 3 main branches of studies. Extended English Language Learning and general studies. Both are four-year courses, students age is from 15 to 19,  Spanish – Czech Bilingual studies, six-year course, students age from 12 to 19.

I am attaching a short video about our school, it was created during our ITEC project in 2013.


Detailed info : Our school website


There are 4 computer labs in our school, we are using 100 students computers there. We usually use ITlabs to teach math, languages and science. We also have a set of 35 tablets used by teachers as classregisters and classbook. The school provides wi-fi connection and students are allowed to use their own device, e,g. mobile phones, smart phones, tablets or notebooks. We take part in diverse project such as eTwinning or Comenius where we use ICT very often and we encourage our students to work from home or via Moodle which is provided by school and all teachers and students have their our accounts.



We would like to prepare our students to be ready to use tablets in their everyday life and professional carrier because they will need it in their jobs and they should be ready to use it in an effective way. Students are able to use tablets since their early age and they spend free time playing games and watching videos but school should show them the way how to use these devices in an effective and useful way.


The biggest challenge for me is to change the teaching practices and stereotypes. I usually use 1:1 or 1:2 method using computers at school and it gives me the possibility to control my student´s work via Vision software but I cannot work with my students from home because their profiles are not personalized. I hope that tablets will offer us the possibility to store and share and develop our projects and activities and will make students more responsible and independent. And for me personally I would like to improve my English because being a math teacher does not give me many opportunities to speak or teach in English:)).



2 key questions at this stage :

1.       Is it better to use tablets or computers at school? What is more effective, faster and convenient?

2.       Is it possible to convince students and teachers to use tablets at school? Are they ready to accept this idea economically, mentally?