Focusing on iPad-versus.-laptop comparisons stifles the ability to see how the iPad facilitates student-centered learning. iPads are devices meant to compliment computers, not replace them.
So, people who seek equivalent functionality become frustrated, and fail to realize the intrinsic benefits and features of the iPad’s native design.
Instead, schools should focus their energies on what iPads do best to engender active learning. iPads enable students to kinesthetically connect with their work (especially important for young learners). These tactile elements – using fingers to zoom, rotate in, pinch close, or swipe across – as well as increasingly interactive and immersive apps, facilitate hands-on learning.
Gust MEES: DON'T forget ALSO about that the working force needs people who are FIT in Windows Computers as THE main OS is STILL WINDOWS!!!
As part of our holiday series “One Change I’d Like to See in 2015″ Sue Scheff challenges us to make Cyber Citizenship a priority in schools.
We live in a digital age where this is a fact: Your virtual resume determines your future. Studies indicate that a student’s GPA may not be good enough for college recruiters if their social media behavior is out of line. A Career Builders survey shows that 51% of employers did not hire an applicant due to negative social media behavior and online content.
Since cyber-life is imperative to a child’s future, isn’t it about time to demand that schools implement Cyber Civics classes?
Earlier today I posted the picture you see to the left on my Google+ page with the comment "I decided to play with some new fonts found in Google Drive." A couple of people asked how I added new fonts.
Renowned critic and always MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, one of the classic voices of intellectual dissent in the last decade, has compiled a list of the ten most common and effective strategies resorted...
Guest blogger Peg Regan reflects on why teachers teach: they're leaders who serve, fulfilling their own high expectations, giving to those who need to receive it - and ultimately, they were born to teach.
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