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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:42am
Seventh and eighth graders in Oregon schools will get a welcome amenity next year when classes start. The board of education approved a technology lease with Apple Inc. that will put iPads in the hands of every middle school student.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:21am
Shortly after his world history students began a pilot program testing a digital textbook for the iPad, Ken Halla noticed something different: His students were actually reading their textbooks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 1:26pm
Districts are trading print for digital textbooks, with 22 states making significant digital content policy changes in recent years, and experts are urging others to go all digital within the next 5 to 7 years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 2:42pm
Autrey Mill Middle School in suburban Atlanta is part of a pilot project launched this spring by Amplify, News Corp.’s education technology company. Tablets have been placed in the hands of about 2,500 students at 12 schools across the country.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:10am
Exploring four dimensions of using tablets, such as the iPad, in educational settings, and examining how teachers can take students on a journey from consumption of media to curation, creation, and connection.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 2:16pm
District 158 in Algonquin, Ill. will be putting more tablets in students’ hands after recently revealing plans to expand its digital curriculum program to early elementary and middle school classrooms. The school district’s “one-to-one” digital curriculum replaces traditional textbooks and allows students to access online programs and lessons through their own tablet, provided by the district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:30pm
Spurred on by South Dakota’s pending move to online tests, the Sioux Falls School District plans to spend $7.3 million during the next two years buying Google Chromebooks or Apple iPads for every student, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 6:01pm
Deerfield Public Schools have pulled the trigger on the first big computer buy in over two and a half years, allotting $327,000 for Google Chromebooks, Nexus 7 Tablets and support equipment for web-based learning.