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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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Tablets for Learning: Emphasis on Capturing Students’ Voices

Tablets for Learning: Emphasis on Capturing Students’ Voices

| September 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

As more schools across the country begin to use tablets in classrooms, it’s worth taking the time to note how other countries are incorporating tablets for learning. In this Slate article, Lisa Guernsey points out that the emphasis is less on games and interactive content and more on the iPad as a tool for capturing experiences.

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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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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

| July 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

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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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Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

| June 27, 2013 | 12 Comments

For educators looking to integrate iPads, iPods and other mobile devices, here are eight must-have apps that will make life easier to do things like move files, capture lectures, read PDFs, and much more.

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5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids

5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids

| June 20, 2013 | 6 Comments

The number of apps related to teaching various mathematics topics seems to be growing daily, and it can be a difficult to find that needle in a haystack. Here, we found five of those needles, already tested and approved.

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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

| June 11, 2013 | 24 Comments

How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.

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