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Although the first section is interesting, I am curating this study due to the second half of the blog. It includes research which involved 400 young people (11-19 years old) about what they want regarding the use of technology in the classroom
Katie Ash is a writer and Web producer for Education Week Digital Directions. Michelle Davis is a senior writer for Education Week Digital Directions. Ian Quillen is a staff writer for Education Week Digital Directions.
"Looking closer at readership of digital books, here are some of the findings: Seven in 10 college students (70%) have read digital textbooks, compared to 62% a year ago. Six in 10 high school seniors (58%) have read digital textbooks, compared to 41% a year ago. Among those students who had previously read a digital textbook, eight in 10 college students (81%) and two-thirds of high school seniors (66%) have read a digital textbook this school year (since September 2011). Almost six in 10 college students prefer a digital format when reading books for fun (57%) or textbooks for class (58%), while one-third say that they prefer print. This trend can be seen among high school seniors as well, and is mostly driven by an increase in the preference to use tablets for reading. Other studies have found that e-textbooks still face several obstacles to overcome before digital textbook distribution models become mainstream on college campuses..."
Staffordshire county council has published a tender for suppliers to join a wide-ranging ICT framework agreement for use within schools and other education establishments for both administration and curriculum purposes.
In the end, you can look around at what other schools are doing or have done but that will only get you so far. Every school culture and situtation is different, hence there is no one way to roll out a 1:1 program that is magical and perfect. They all have their positives and negatives. At the end of the day make a decision and just do it!
Apple's new software lets anyone create digitally rich eBooks for iPads. iBooks Author experts Joe Wood and Burt Lo share why this new software is important and how to introduce it to schools right now.
What will be the impact of the iPad on schools and schooling? I think it could be significant. In this blog we will explore various strategies people are using to utilize the iPad and what outcomes are being experienced.