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Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

| May 8, 2012 | 16 Comments

By Frank Catalano The future of tablets in our schools may not be coming from Cupertino. Or even the U.S. Despite the craze around Apple’s iPad, it’s only been two years since the device was introduced, and that may not be enough time to separate fad from trend over the long term in education. And […]

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Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

| January 19, 2012 | 10 Comments

There’s been speculation for months now — at least since the release of the Steve Jobs biography — about Apple’s plans to take on the textbook publishing industry. And today at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we finally got a glimpse of what the company has been planning since long before the death of […]

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A Tribute to Steve Jobs

A Tribute to Steve Jobs

| October 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

One of the many things I find fascinating about Steve Jobs’ textured life was his education. From CNET’s obituary: He attended Reed College in Oregon for a year but dropped out, although he sat in on some classes that interested him, such as calligraphy. After a brief stint at Atari working on video games, he […]

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Can Apple Products Pave the Way to Personalized Learning?

Can Apple Products Pave the Way to Personalized Learning?

| October 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

Apple held a press event today at its Cupertino headquarters, unveiling a variety of improvements to its line of iPods and iPhones, including an update to its mobile operating system and a brand new version of its wildly popular iPhone. As always happens around these Apple announcements, there’s a flurry of excitement — before, during, […]

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Computer Science: Not Just for Geeks Anymore

Computer Science: Not Just for Geeks Anymore

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

More college are being drawn to computer science degrees because of media’s glamorous portrayal of this traditionally geeky career path, today’s New York Times article suggests. Movies like “The Social Network” and Apple’s slick ad campaigns have created celebrities out of Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, and with tech company net worth numbering in the […]

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Does Apple’s New iCloud Offer Anything New for Education?

Does Apple’s New iCloud Offer Anything New for Education?

| June 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

Apple is holding its big developers’ conference this week in San Francisco, and the event kicked off on Monday with a keynote unveiling some of the new products and features Apple has in store. This includes upgrades to both its Mac and mobile operating systems. Apple also introduced a new product, iCloud that will store […]

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What Do Students Like About the iPad?

What Do Students Like About the iPad?

| January 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

Eighth-grade students at the Presidio Middle School are trying out using the iPad instead of the textbook as part of a pilot study. Here’s what they have to say about it. Lenny Gonzalez KATE NAKATO You can watch videos and it explains stuff to you. The “view in motion” goes step by step with you […]

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Teaching With a Tablet: One Educator’s Experience

Teaching With a Tablet: One Educator’s Experience

| January 27, 2011 | 6 Comments

For more detail about my visit to the Presidio Middle School’s iPad algebra class, here’s the complete Q&A with eighth-grade teacher Jeannetta Mitchell. She talks about the practicalities of forgoing the traditional textbook and seeing students find different ways of learning the material. Far from being afraid of the technology — or believing that it […]

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Apps: A Breakthrough for Autism, Too?

Apps: A Breakthrough for Autism, Too?

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

By Sara Bernard Autism spectrum disorders now affect roughly 1 in 110 hundred children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Difficulty communicating with others, reading facial expressions, and interpreting social situations are just a few of the symptoms of the disorder. Enter the app world. Children with autism […]

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Motion Math App for Kids

Motion Math App for Kids

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

The app I mentioned last month, Motion Math is now available on iTunes, and has already been awarded the Children’s Technology Review’s  Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design with 4.5 stars. Here’s how it works: The game follows a star attempting to return to its home in a far-away galaxy by moving through different […]

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