Jude the “Living Statue”: A boy who makes a difference….
This inspiring i-Story started with some emails in response to the TIPS2012 blog. Jude and his mum Tania asked questions about using iPads in schools in India and how to cope in settings with no WiFi network.
I directed them to the resources on the blog, and a while later received this email…
Dear Jenny, …
Thank you all so much for supporting Jude “The Living Statue” in raising money for an iPad for an Indian school. He raised a total £220 – which is quite amazing and inspiring, especially as it was all his own idea to do this.
The iPad caused huge amount of excitement and the children kept looking at their fingers when they were drawing/writing on the iPad, as they couldn’t understand why there wasn’t ink on them!
Here are some photos of Jude showing the kids at the school how an iPad works.
We spent hours at a rather nice hotel in the local town, using their free wifi to download some educational apps.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, and Australian Dr Jenny Lane of iPad project in schools, we found some fantastic apps that can be used without wifi. Especially good were the animations and puppet shows with self recorded narration, which are great for story telling, imagination and those not confident in speaking English – plus they are lots of fun.
Thank you all again for your support…
Tania & Jude
Tania, Jude`s mother comments “I am amazed he had so much courage to stand on Ledbury Road, which is quite a busy street in Notting Hill. I am very proud of him and very happy for you to include on your blog – which was so helpful for us.”