iPads in Education

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February 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Supplementing Textbooks with Student Constructed Knowledge Bases

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.

 

I have…

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Added by Sam Gliksman on February 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

10 Steps to an Affordable Educational Technology Plan

Presentation given to school administrators at California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) conference in February 2012.

 

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Added by Sam Gliksman on February 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Yale Open Courses and my iPad

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…

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Added by Jamie M on February 23, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

What's cooking in the classroom

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…

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Added by Brad Becker on February 15, 2012 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

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