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When will iBooks become the norm in schools?

When will iBooks become the norm in schools? | 1-MegaAulas - Ferramentas Educativas WEB 2.0 | Scoop.it

"There has been a push to replace books in the educational arena for some time now. This push hasn’t been in Washington or school board meeting rooms even though they are happening there as well. The big push is happening in the minds of students who are growing increasingly tablet-savvy and almost “spoiled” to the point that paper-products are old, almost archaic."

There is an infographic with this article that looks at the ongoing debate called 'Can Apple Do It Again? How Apple's iBooks will change the way we iLearn."


Via Beth Dichter, michel verstrepen, Dennis T OConnor
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Empowering Students to Pursue Their Passions, Google-style

Empowering Students to Pursue Their Passions, Google-style | 1-MegaAulas - Ferramentas Educativas WEB 2.0 | Scoop.it
"How many of you think that you have uncovered something in your Freshman project that you'll want to do the rest of your life?" Over half of my ninth graders raised their hands and I was moved to tears. YES! This is why I teach.
The Freshman project wasn't my idea. Google lets their employees use 20% of their time to work on any project they choose. (Over 50% of their products come from this 20% time.) When I saw Dantae Thrash's video in Evansville Indiana this past summer, I realized that they had hit on something in Evansville's public school systems. For senior projects, students are required to spend 100 hours on a project of their choice (that the school has approved), and students like Dantae are finding careers and passions.

Via Mark Smithers
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