Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 9:48am
A North Carolina school district has suspended the use of 15,000 tablets after reports of multiple hardware issues, including the device’s charger melting at home. Districts everywhere have had high hopes that the affordable tablet would help bring K12 education into the 21st century. But melting accessories are not a good sign.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:37pm
Since News Corp. may be the only organization with sufficient economic muscle and distribution know-how to make a difference in education, I feel that, unless a disagreeable political or moral stance is explicitly present in Amplify, then those issues shouldn't influence my evaluation of the tablet and its content.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:34am
Visit the classrooms of Burlington High School in the Burlington (Mass.) Public School District and you’ll see the school’s two-year-old 1-to-1 iPad initiative in action. Students' efforts range from taking notes in Evernote to translating first-aid terms for a Spanish lesson to rehearsing with the Garage Band app in music class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:56am
Teachers in over 900 schools nationwide will begin using one dollar e-textbooks this fall. The “Voces” e-textbooks, published by Teacher’s Discovery, an educational materials firm based in Michigan, gives teachers and students full access at home and at school through computers, iPads, and smartphones.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:49am
Five Utah schools will share more than $2 million in funding to boost the use of technology in their classrooms this fall. The funding will go toward a tablet for each student, Wi-Fi, and classroom computers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:04am
Years before Steve Jobs introduced the iPad to the world, tablet computers made regular appearances in science fiction shows. Fans of “Star Trek” will remember ensigns tapping on digital tablets or asking an officer to scribble a signature on one. Lots of those fictional machines had one thing in common: they worked with some sort of stylus and were digital equivalents of a traditional notepad.