Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
We’re just a few weeks removed from a major Apple announcement regarding the release of a new eTextbooks initiative. I’m keenly aware of the significance of the move to eBooks, especially as I have a 13 year old that carries 20 pounds in his backpack to school every day. However important the move from paper to digital textbooks, I'm still left with a taste for more.
Presentation given to school administrators at California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) conference in February 2012.
Added by Sam Gliksman on February 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
I have been an iPad user for the past year now and I have been looking for a way to make it more than just a toy. My kids watch their cartoons on it, my husband watches YouTube videos on it and I mostly surf and check my emails, but I really couldn’t justify spending $600+ on this “toy”.
My prayers were answered and I found an incredible site recently - Yale Open Course (http://oyc.yale.edu/). This is one truly amazing site. Yale…Continue
Added by Jamie M on February 23, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments
I teach and support tech and media making in an independent middle school in Lexington, KY. Our high school began a laptop program in 2003. Last year after Christmas we initiated an iPad test in the middle school, which has evolved into a BYOD situation now. Nothing to read into situation. Roughly a third of the middle school students now bring iPads or apple laptops to school. Teachers unanimously support what's happening. Nobody ready to use the phone yet.
Parents, and all…Continue