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BBC News Digital schools Can tablets replace teachers

A number of schools in the Netherlands are pioneering a revolutionary method of learning - replacing teachers and textbooks with tablet computers. The countr...
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Hmm why do reporters feel the need to "sex" things up so? Learning "from" a tablet computer, "pioneering a revolutionary method of learning", "cheating listening to music" I'm not sure of any of this. Some of the other reflections are interesting though hardly definitive. I wonder what the BBC viewing audience really learnt?

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Will handwriting survive the iPad?

Will handwriting survive the iPad? | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Could interactive technology cause a drop in the number of individuals able to write by hand?

Via Peter Mellow
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A not unexpected debate that no doubt will be repeated more than once. I do wonder about the usefulness of teaching handwriting on a tablet and the examples presented in this story however.

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