Attire for the iPad

Gizmodo called my attention to this fetching iPhone and iPad case by Moleskine. I’d been carrying Moleskin notebooks around for years — until recently, when my little iPhone started appropriating all those tasks away from the multiple tools I carried around: pens, notebooks, GPS, calculator, iPod, camera, book, magazine, etc. I have to applaud Moleskine, … Continue reading Attire for the iPad →

Students Flex Their Critical Thinking Skills with iPads

As ninth-grade English teacher Liz Pagano dives into using iPads in her class, she’s finding ways to use the device for more than just an e-reader. Her students are using critical thinking skills to find and use the most relevant information. I asked her a few follow-up questions about the class’s experience. – How do … Continue reading Students Flex Their Critical Thinking Skills with iPads →

iPad’s New Competitor: the Nook Color

The new Nook’s glossy, full-color touchscreen is making a splash in the tech world today. Facts so far, according to PC World: 7 inches tall, Wifi only (no 3G), $249.  Barnes & Noble is taking pre-orders for the Nook Color now, with an expected ship date of November 19. From the article: “The move towards … Continue reading iPad’s New Competitor: the Nook Color →

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

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 … Continue reading iPad: Game-changer, fad, or the future? →

Top Apps for Smart Phones and the iPad

ReadWriteWeb published today the top apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Nokia & Windows Phone for the third quarter of 2010 (July 1 – September 30). Drum roll please: When it comes to free apps, iBooks for the iPad was the top contender. iBooks is Apple’s e-reader platform, and includes a number of … Continue reading Top Apps for Smart Phones and the iPad →

Use of E-Textbooks to Grow With iPads

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 … Continue reading Use of E-Textbooks to Grow With iPads →

Kno: the iPad Challenger

By Katie Stansberry Kno Inc., a young education technology company out of Santa Clara, CA, announced last week that it had secured $46 million in funding to develop a digital textbook table that is poised to take the education world by storm. According to news reports, the product will combine “digital textbooks, course materials, e-mail, … Continue reading Kno: the iPad Challenger →

How The iPad is Changing Education

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 … Continue reading How The iPad is Changing Education →