Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
The most important technology for higher education to watch in 2012 will be the utilization of HTML5. Not because HTML5 offers the most efficient way to handle multimedia, graphic layout or utilization of local resources. No, it is about the adoption of a Web presentation foundation that will stimulate mobile and e-book proliferation to usher in a new era of computing. For mobile it simplifies the playing field and for e-books it allows for the enhancements that have always been expected.
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Many educators have asked – “Are iPads the correct tool to aid learning in education?” Having read several articles and well as witnessing first hand the implementation of iPad programs in several K12 educational establishments. I still don’t have a definitive answer, but I suppose it depends on the goals of your educational establishment and the age group of learners and what they need to achieve by…Continue
The use of technology in our personal lives has increased at an exponential rate over the last few years, be it in the way we listen to our music, get our news or read our favorite bestseller. With technology influencing our lives in so many ways, we’ve come to expect it to integrate into almost everything we do. It’s no surprise then that technology is continuing to cement its place in the classroom, transforming the way students learn and digest information.…Continue
Added by Jill Ambrose on December 19, 2011 at 6:28am — No Comments
One of the more common complaints among iPad users is that the keyboard is awkward to use. Apple offers a wireless keyboard solution at the prohibitive price of about $70 plus shipping but you can actually create your own simple iPad keyboard for less than $10.
Added by Sam Gliksman on December 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Spellathon has been a successful, paper based annual fundraising event for learning disability charity Mencap for the last 18 years. In 2011 , by applying online, laptops, mobiles, tablets and smart whiteboard technologies with state -of-the-art 3D animation, Spellathon has reached a global audience.
Spellathon is the biggest sponsored global spelling competition ever. All Schools, Colleges and University Unions will receive 25% of the income fundraised…Continue
Added by Richard Wood on December 14, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
"The best way to learn anything is to teach it to someone else". Isn't that what you've always been told? It's true ... and also a great philosophy to apply in the classroom. Most educators spend a lot of time honing their skills as teachers, expecting students to absorb and learn what they are taught. Sometimes however, students learn more effectively when empowered to learn and then teach complex concepts. There are quite a few apps and techniques that can allow students to express their…Continue
Hi all, I am a college freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and last year for my high school senior project I created one chapter of an iPad interactive textbook on the American Revolution. I figured that this would be a great place to share it, so if you're interested in downloading it for free, you can see it on the App Store at…Continue