Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
In Today's NY Daily news our school, Xaverian, highlighted. Denis Hammil spoke of the School's commitment to cutting edge technology. As I posted earlier, my school is getting ready for the first step of One to One computing with the iPad at the center of this.
We chose the ipad because of several factors:
1. Form Factor
The tablet can't act as a screen between student and teacher and it fits neatly in the space a school desk offers.
2. Ease of use
Is it me or does it seem that the younger a child is - the more intuitively they understand the iPad?
I love the fact that as we grow in our understanding of how we work with the iPad, the ideas don't come from "on High" but rather through groups of people - regardless of their station in the school - working and sharing "best practices" over coffee!
for $499, your dollars buy quite a bit of quality with the iPad - especially compared to so many of the "rinky dink" PC netbook out there.
5 Active participation
If we are at our best - The classroom is no longer a deposit of knowledge - but a community of learning.
6. Cool factor
Ok I said it! but whats so wrong about that? That's why I bought my iPad, and my macbook, and my new iPhone and . . .
More factors - later!