Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
One of the most extraordinary things that is happening in the world is that all of of the collective human knowledge is, if not already, available online, and in most cases for free. This knowledge along with the ability to instantly be connected with one another through social media, email, instant messaging etc is producing an invigorating environment, especially for education.…Continue
Im asked frequently about my thoughts on why Apple didn't add a physical keyboard to the iPad. My response, physical keyboards for tablets are simply transitional devices. We purchase them because we are not ready to let go of the them.
Fact, typing on the…Continue
Added by Gonzalo Garcia on May 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I'm sure we all remember our teachers walking into the classroom and greeting us with a pleasant; "Good morning class, please take your seats." All of this came back to me as I read the following article about aclassroom free school in Sweden. Taking notes from companies like Google and Pixar on how they structure their facility to help collaboration and creativity is a great start, but not…Continue
Added by Gonzalo Garcia on April 27, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Beyond the changes in the educational experience South Kent School has seen due to eTextbooks and digital, paperless classrooms, the shift has helped the school move further into the sustainability movement.
When South Kent made the transition to eTextbooks in Fall 2011, the faculty had planned a slow transition to paperless homework, but instead was forced into it overnight.
"Under the guise of a software glitch,…Continue
There’s no doubt that digital classrooms are the future, so when schools spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on necessary technology, they want it to be an investment.
It’s comes as little surprise, then, that many schools see iPads above other tablets as the key to their digital curriculum’s success.
Evidence of the iPad’s power can be found in the number of sales. Between October and December 2011, Apple sold 15.4 million iPads, according…Continue