"An iPad is a toolbox that gets filled with tools such as apps, is a portal to communication and collaboration with others, and when guided by teachers who have been appropriately trained, students become truly engaged and motivated critical thinkers. Working with Tony Vincent and our Technology Team, our teachers will receive the professional development and support to successfully carry out our goals."
"Administrators say the iPads serve not only as a teaching tool, but as a motivator. Staff tells a story of a student who told his parent he “had to go to school” because he knew it was iPad day in one of his classes."
"Many libraries and educational organisations across the world see the benefits of including your community in understanding how latest technology can enhance learning. A number of libraries have what they call a 'Digital Petting Zoo' where you can go and find out more about the technology, find out what it can do, how to use it and feel comfortable with the technology."
"In a 21st century world the landscape of how one consumes information is constantly changing. The 21st century classroom is no exception; Apple iPads have replaced laptops and traditional textbooks in a class in the College of Education at North Carolina State University."
"Augmented Reality seems popular at the moment although many people think it is still beyond our reach as content providers. This has changed recently with the development of a new range of Apps that allow you to implement AR features on your iPad."
Ben White asked his sixth-grade students if his hair looked OK. As he prepared to be on camera, his Webb School of Knoxville students opened video apps on their iPads to record White giving them their homework assignment.
"While educators are still divided over Apple’s tablet (and tablets in general), ultimately the only way to assess a technology’s impact is to try it, not only to enhance or replace existing classroom instructional techniques, but also to truly innovate and explore the new pedagogies it enables."
"All three iPad magazine apps have similar features, but each has something unique that might cause you to use all three. In this article I share some of the best new features in these apps, and explain why you might download one or all of them to your iPad."
"This is the second in a set of featured articles on the best iPad apps for the classroom. Be sure to check out last week’s ‘65+ iPad Apps Perfect For Elementary Schools‘ and stay tuned for more great app lists and resources!"
Part 7 of "There's A Special App For That" series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In this post we examine the seven building blocks of literacy instruction and look at apps that can support each area.
"The Adventurous Journey of Bobik Bombastinov is a cute children’s story written by author Viviane Dommann. Available in both English and German, this book is as strange and quirky as it is endearing and sweet."