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Should Handheld Devices for Kids Under 12 Be Banned?

Should Handheld Devices for Kids Under 12 Be Banned?

| March 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

A Huffington Post article, 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned, from a couple of days ago has clearly hit a nerve. The link has spread far and wide, with hundreds of thousands of social media shares. The author links to studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Society of Pediatrics, Kaiser […]

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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 | 8 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. 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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Beyond the iPad: Schools’ Choices In Tablets Grow

Beyond the iPad: Schools’ Choices In Tablets Grow

| September 4, 2013 | 14 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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Nielsen Survey: How Students Prefer To Use Tablets In Schools

Nielsen Survey: How Students Prefer To Use Tablets In Schools

| August 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Not just for games and movies, tablets are becoming more common in educational settings. A recent Neilsen survey found that 71 percent of students who use tablets are interested in accessing textbooks. See what they’re using the tablets for: Nielsen

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How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers

How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers

| August 27, 2013 | 15 Comments

In the best learning environments, sharing work doesn’t just mean posting on the Internet, it means building connections with a wider community, so that sharing becomes part of a set of relationships and patterns of exchange. Here are some ideas on how to get started.

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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 | 21 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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