Quick Look: The Print Magazine is a Broken iPad

Source: Yahoo The video, posted on YouTube last week, is quickly becoming a favorite among members of the news media. The minute-and-a-half clip shows a 1-year-old child attempting to manipulate a print magazine like an iPad. Watch it now before the video, the baby and its director make their inevitable round on the morning show … Continue reading Quick Look: The Print Magazine is a Broken iPad →

Can a $35 Tablet Be as Effective a Learning Tool as an iPad?

  Ubislate When Amazon unveiled its new Android tablet, the Kindle Fire last month, analysts said that its price could well make it a viable competitor to the wildly successful iPad. Indeed, while the iPad has ignited great interest in tablet computing, particularly in schools, that interest has really just been interest in iPads. The … Continue reading Can a $35 Tablet Be as Effective a Learning Tool as an iPad? →

Interactive Whiteboard Meets the iPad

Although they remain one of the most sought-after pieces of technology in many school districts, interactive whiteboards have a fair number of critics who point to their expense and lack of portability. Students and teachers want access to computer devices 24-7 — whether they’re at school or at home. That means there’s a demand for … Continue reading Interactive Whiteboard Meets the iPad →

Teachers Get Trained with the iPad

One of the many obstacles for educators when it comes to using technology in the classroom is training them on how exactly to do it. We know by now that simply handing out gadgets to teachers is not enough — they need to know how to maximize the potential and what best to use the … Continue reading Teachers Get Trained with the iPad →

Is a Kid’s iPad Addiction a Bad Thing?

David Pogue, the New York Times’ tech columnist, has been doing a lot of thinking lately. His 6-year-old son, he says, is addicted to the iPad. But rather than automatically whisking it away from him, he has other ideas. “Is a gadget automatically bad for our children just because it’s electronic? What if it’s fostering … Continue reading Is a Kid’s iPad Addiction a Bad Thing? →

What Do Students Like About the iPad?

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 … Continue reading What Do Students Like About the iPad? →

A Day in the Life of the iPad Classroom

Lenny Gonzalez Halfway through a year-long pilot study using iPads instead of textbooks, a San Francisco eighth-grade algebra class is showing signs of every teacher’s dream: the spark of engagement in her students’ eyes. Jeannetta Mitchell, a veteran teacher of 20 years, is encouraged by what she sees so far. “This is not a magic … Continue reading A Day in the Life of the iPad Classroom →

Digital Storytelling Comes to Life on the iPad

Until such time when Facebook and texting take over their lives, pretend play-acting and storytelling take up most of kids’ play time and mental space. At least for my seven-year-old daughter, that’s still the case. So when I was asked to review the Toontastic app for the iPad by one of its creators, Andy Russell, … Continue reading Digital Storytelling Comes to Life on the iPad →

Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II

The iPad’s impact on the role of the teacher, paid content versus free online and open-source content, and the learning process. Will eighth-graders who use the iPad to learn algebra do better than their textbook-using counterparts? That’s what publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Fuse pilot program will determine at the end of the school year. In … Continue reading Algebra, Meet the iPad: Part II →

Algebra, Meet the iPad: A Year-Long Study Explores Learning With the Tablet

Whether or not the iPad is the Holy Grail in education has yet to be determined. But when one of the biggest textbook publishers in the world invests in a pilot program specifically for the Apple tablet, it’s a good indication that, at the very least, it’s on the short list. Since last fall, 400 … Continue reading Algebra, Meet the iPad: A Year-Long Study Explores Learning With the Tablet →

Learning Algebra with the iPad

“Is this the device or is this the first device? It’s hard to say. But what we can certainly say firmly is that it’s the best thing to have come along so far. The reason we did this test is to learn as a content provider, how do we take a really well-designed, high-functioning mobile … Continue reading Learning Algebra with the iPad →

One Teacher’s Rave Reviews of the iPad

It’s way too early to know whether the iPad will have an effect on the education system as a whole. We need time to study its impact on how students learn. But anecdotal evidence from teachers so far is encouraging. See what Frasier Speirs from Cedars School of Excellence has to say about deploying 115 … Continue reading One Teacher’s Rave Reviews of the iPad →

Why the iPad is More Than a Fleeting Gizmo

A choice few paragraphs from a comprehensive article in The San Jose Mercury News about the use of iPads in California schools hit on the true merits: allowing learners to own and connect with the content they’re learning, and for educators to customize the curriculum to their specific needs. – Hillbrook English teacher Tom Bonoma … Continue reading Why the iPad is More Than a Fleeting Gizmo →

Classic Children’s Stories Come Alive on the iPad

Mashable finds a way to relive our favorite childhood stories with “5 Classic Children’s Tales Reinvented for the iPad.” We’ve already mentioned “Alice for the iPad,” but Mashable also tips its hat at “Popout! The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “The Frog Prince,”Aesop’s Wheel,” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Check out the interactive features: