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iPad: Game-changer, fad, or the future?

iPad: Game-changer, fad, or the future?

| October 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Leslie Rule is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) program. She specializes in hands-on, in-depth, project-based workshops using geo-apps, mobile devices, and storytelling techniques to explore place and community. By Leslie Rule We first got wind of the iPad in January 2010, released April 3, 2010 […]

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5 Fun Ways to Engage Grade Schoolers

5 Fun Ways to Engage Grade Schoolers

| September 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Fred Koch is a K-4 Technology Coach for Lake Forest, Illinois School District, an award-winning music educator, and a Google Certified Teacher. Like most technology coaches working in elementary schools, Fred wears a couple of hats. His primary responsibility is to help teachers become more comfortable with tech tools that offer engaged teaching and learning […]

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Overview of the Digital Textbook Movement

Overview of the Digital Textbook Movement

| September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

“It’s a slow-moving pharmaceutical market,” says Matt MacInnis, the CEO of Inkling, a startup working on digital textbooks. “The professor writes a prescription, and the student goes to fill it.” The quote is from a Newsweek story called “Textbooks’ Digital Future,” which describes the the tug-of-war between not just print-versus-digital, but static-digital versus interactive-digital publishing […]

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Use of E-Textbooks to Grow With iPads

Use of E-Textbooks to Grow With iPads

| September 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Interesting quote by a prescient analyst about the future of textbooks, in this article in ABC News about the growth of iPad in classrooms. “Long term, the biggest threat to publishers will be if there’s some kind of major adoption of open access (free course material), meaning there is a change in how college instructors […]

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How The iPad is Changing Education

How The iPad is Changing Education

| August 31, 2010 | 6 Comments

It’s still far too expensive for the iPad to be distributed to every K-12 student in every school across the country. At a minimum of $500 per gadget, its affordability factor for the public education system is not its biggest seller. Even so, the glossy tablet is changing the way the education community approaches the […]

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Get a Hobby: Photography with Camera Apps

Get a Hobby: Photography with Camera Apps

| August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

The primary rules of photography have not changed much in the digital age. The Rule of Thirds still stands, as do traditional perspective, balancing, and framing guidelines. But advances in technology now used in this medium have made it possible for anyone to take truly creative photos, with or without following those rules. In fact, […]

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Reading More With E-Readers

Reading More With E-Readers

| August 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

Flickr: Mike Licht It comes as no surprise to me that 40% of e-reader users said they now read more than they did with print books in the recent survey published in the Wall Street Journal. Since my iPad arrived in the mail two months ago, I’ve managed to blow through three novels — a […]

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Teachers Create Reading App for Kids

Teachers Create Reading App for Kids

| August 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Enterprising educators are getting into the app-making game with the creation of an app that helps kids learn how to read. ABC on the Go includes interactive ways for kids to recognize letters and sounds. Here’s a quick description from MacWorld: Classic mode showcases each letter in a slideshow format, with simple voice prompts to […]

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Digital Textbooks: Full interactive experience

Digital Textbooks: Full interactive experience

| August 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

Inkling An Inkling biology book on the iPad The full potential of digital textbooks is being realized with a new software platform called Inkling that brings the information to life on iPads, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. “The Inkling-based e-books make full use of the iPad’s color, video and touch […]

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Learn and Play: Fun Apps for Students

Learn and Play: Fun Apps for Students

| August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Beautiful Planet App It may be a while before every student has an iPad to play and learn with at school, but when that time comes, they’ll have the benefit of a world of ooohhhh- and ahhhh-inducing apps that will add another dimension of fun to class time. ISTE, the International Society for Technology […]

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