The report offers a high-level step-by-step guide to deploying Android tablets (or really any tablet like an iPad is also applicable to an extent) that would be helpful to anyone considering a deployment.
KF: Every discussion around the educational use of iPads introduces the question "what about other platforms?". While this report indicates there were some very desireable outcomes there is a strong suggestion that the technology employed was fraught with technical issues:
"Although Android devices have a number of desirable qualities, including a lower cost and an open ecosystem for apps, the relative immaturity of the Android ecosystem prevents us from being able to recommend Android devices for school implementations at this time."
"Audrey Watters has an interesting article on early results from an assessment of iPads deployed in kindergardens in Auburn, ME. It’s a perfect place for me to get to one of the core purposes of this blog– to look at educational research results and critique them from the perspective of a fellow researcher. The goal is to help readers be more saavy consumers of educational research. My take is pretty different from Audrey’s (who I think is a brilliant ed tech journalist). I also want to start the post by applauding the team of researchers for tackling this important study, even though I disagree with their interpretation of the data."
Last week I attended a session by my colleague, Ryan Kuhl on " Replacing your laptop with an iPad ", which is something I've been wanting to try for quite a while. He has a lot of great ideas and made it all look and sound so easy.
International Business TimesKhan Academy iPad App Launches With Free, Educational Videos On Apple TabletHuffington PostPopular video education hub Khan Academy launched an iPad application featuring more than 2700 free videos on March 11.
On this page, you will find the best 102 iPad apps for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.
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