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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

| October 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education. Fortunately, with its built-in microphone, camera, and a host of multimedia apps, the iPad is an extraordinary tool for creating and integrating multimedia into education.

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Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open

Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open

| October 25, 2013 | 11 Comments

One of California’s poorest school districts, the Coachella Valley Unified southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-K through high school. It’s an ambitious effort that administrators and parents hope will transform how kids learn, boost achievement and narrow the digital divide with wealthier districts.

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Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed

Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed

| October 2, 2013 | 27 Comments

As Los Angeles rolls out its iPad program, there’s been a litany of problems from the very outset. Here are what contractors have said about their concerns with the $1 billion project.

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Why L.A. Students Hacked Into iPads: District Is ‘Locking Us Out’

Why L.A. Students Hacked Into iPads: District Is ‘Locking Us Out’

| September 27, 2013

Los Angeles Unified School District started issuing iPads to its students this school year, as part of a $30 million deal with Apple. But less than a week after getting their iPads, hundreds of students had found a way to bypass software blocks meant to limit what websites the students can use.

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For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient

For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient

| September 27, 2013 | 7 Comments

Creating a process to arrive at sensible, relevant, and positive agreements for tablet use in schools is a key part of the journey toward implementing a successful tablet program.

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Good Read: Ed Tech Should Be More Like Graphing Calculators, Less Like iPads

Good Read: Ed Tech Should Be More Like Graphing Calculators, Less Like iPads

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his Atlantic article, Phil Nicols argues that many of the flashy digital tools in classrooms today do a good job of aiding formal teaching, but not necessarily aiding student discovery.

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Beyond the iPad: Schools’ Choices In Tablets Grow

Beyond the iPad: Schools’ Choices In Tablets Grow

| September 4, 2013 | 15 Comments

Just a couple of short years ago, the presence of tablets in schools was an exceptional phenomenon. This year, as students across the country go back to school, the presence of tablets is far more common in classrooms. Here are the top-rated devices for education and a look what’s distinct about each one.

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Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education

Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education

| August 19, 2013 | 15 Comments

The famous rivalry between Google and Apple is finding its way into schools, and Google is looking to dethrone the famous iPad with its new Google Play for Education, a suite of apps and management tools that will be available to teachers and students this fall.

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The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

| July 22, 2013 | 22 Comments

We don’t want iPads to just become replacements for notebooks and textbooks, we want them to be objects to think with. We want students using them to mess around with the world around them and their courses of study. Here are ideas on how to use iPads to create and document in order to cement what students are learning.

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Good Read: iPads – A Tool, Not Alchemy, for Education

Good Read: iPads – A Tool, Not Alchemy, for Education

| April 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

In this thoughtful piece about how to frame the conversation around education and tablets, a discussion of what technology can’t do and what it can. “I am not saying that the iPad is the solution to everything—not at all—I am suggesting that we should not be thinking about iPads that way from the beginning. Think […]

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