iPads in Education

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December 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Why iPads are much more than consumption devices

When the iPad was first released it was correctly hailed as the perfect device for media consumption ... so much so that it's critics and even some of it's ardent supporters felt that it was primarily a consumption device and little else.

The iPad is certainly a first rate device for consuming media but where the iPad (and tablets in general) actually excel at however is their ability to blend superior media consumption with communication and social networking. We have moved well… Continue

Added by Sam Gliksman on December 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Finally, an effective document creation tool for the iPad

One of the most common critiques of the iPad is that it's only a consumption device that's unsuited to daily tasks such as creating and editing documents. I have to admit that until recently, I found it difficult to disagree. While I'm not ready to proclaim that it's the equal of producing typed documents on a laptop, I've certainly been swayed significantly after trying out a new text processing app called iA Writer for the iPad.

MINIMIZING DISTRACTION: One distinguishing factor is… Continue

Added by Sam Gliksman on December 28, 2010 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

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