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The truth is that the iPad is not destined to change the face of education. Nor is it just an expensive toy bought only by Apple fanboys, as some anti-Apple bloggers hyperbolize. It's a tool, like any other, and in the classroom it must always be thought of as being in the service of pedagogy. The pedagogical foundations must be solid, because the tool will achieve no heights the underlying pedagogy will not support.
I think we’re all looking forward to the day when tablets can be used for statewide assessments.
The potential challenges of today’s current-generation tablets may be less obvious, however, but are equally important. Some of these may even require new solutions from the tablet and mobile Operating System (OS) manufacturers themselves
Mindjet for iPad® lets you easily enter ideas, tasks, and meeting notes into intuitive visual maps that help you quickly organize concepts and prioritize action items. Instantly create new maps or import them from Mindjet Connect®.
Some analysts have recently predicted that sales of Apple's iPad and assorted other tablets -- such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the Acer Iconia Tab -- will eventually outpace that of laptops.
"So one of my first projects using the iPads was to get them to think about ways the devices could help students do better in school.
It was originally supposed to be a mandatory project, but I assigned it far too close to end of the grading period for that to be fair. That's why it became an extra credit project. I would highly recommend doing this project with every iPad-wielding student."
Master Curator Robin Good interviews Futurist Ross Dawson. Here is an excerpt from article:
"Robin asked him:
a) what he suggests to people who want to "make sense of the world", when bombarded by such large amounts of information. How do you make sense of how things are?
b) What is "curation"?
c) Is there any difference between personal, serendipitous social sharing and content curation?
d) What is the key discriminator between the two?
Ross Dawson answers:
a) One of the best ways to make sense of the world is scenario planning or scenarios, where you build a number of worlds for what might happen and that's relevant to you and to use these as filters...
As you look at that and see new things, that's an enormously valuable filter around what is interesting, what is useful, what I need to pay attention to, and what I don't...
b) Curation is selecting what is relevant, selecting what is interesting... ...and this is now becoming almost overwhelming in terms of how many people are doing that.
Ultimately, [the goal is to reach a point] where I can wake up in the morning and I can say I know I have seen the most interesting and relevant things for me.
We're a long way away from that.
c) Sometimes, they can overlap, but [a curator] is usually [someone] saying, "I'm in a particular area. I am the expert. I know what there is. I'm doing that for people who are interested that topic, people I want to demonstrate my expertise too."
d) There's three, perhaps, [types of] intent.
1) One is to contribute to others, to give.
2) Another is to develop your own expertise. I think that's one of the ways to be able to search for and share things actually does make you know more, and I think that's very valid.
3) [The third one, which] is equally valid, though perhaps a little too overdone at the moment, is just people curating so that people look at them..."
Speaking at Learning@School 12, 21st Century learning specialist Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano asks the question: is the iPad a tool to transform learning, or a tool that will replace what we have been doing up till now with laptops?
Silvia describes some of the potential and the benefits she sees for iPads in learning and teaching, including mobility, cost and the evergrowing range of apps.
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