Apple has replaced the unwieldy process of distributing hundreds or thousands of individual redemption codes with a new, streamlined method that allows administrators to remotely "assign" apps and textbooks to students or teachers.
Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools
Jim Harmon's insight:
From the conclusion: "As we continue to think about how our own reading habits are changing and what we can do to support students in both print and digital spaces, my hope is that you will model strategic reading practices for them. Just as we have in the past looked at strategies for pre-, during-, and post-reading of print texts (often augmented by sticky notes and reading logs) we can approach reading in digital spaces with a similar mindset."
February 16, 2014 The theory of multiple intelligences spearheaded by the celebrated cognitive scientist Howard Gardner has received so much acclaim within the educational circles since its inception...
The Charleston County School District has spent more than $9 million on its iPad initiative, but the computer tablets haven't triggered reading or math gains in three schools where every student has one.
I believe the three schools that didn't show gains says more about the building cultures and teaching philosophy than it does about tech integration. If you don't change the way you teach with technological tools, then you will see no difference, waste valuable resources, and possibly damage relationships between teacher and student.
Pocket may be our favorite read-it-later app, and Evernote is a great digital filing cabinet (if you make good use of it). Use them together, however, and you can have a more organized system for saving everything you want to read or refer to later.