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…


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.



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…


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…


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

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