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250 Reasons to Get the New iPad if you have Kids - Finding Best Apps for Kids Made Easy

250 Reasons to Get the New iPad if you have Kids - Finding Best Apps for Kids Made Easy | ipad usage & education | Scoop.it

For parents and teachers overwhelmed by the thousands of children's apps to choose from, four reviewers of kid’s apps have selected their best of the best and put them in a new, free app that makes finding great apps reliable, fast and easy.


The new app, AppStar Picks, offers a wide selection of the best apps for kids and includes storybook apps, educational games, speech pathology and more great apps for toddlers to middle school. And it’s free to download here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/appstar-picks/id470578124?mt=8 

 

AppStar Picks gives you a chance to discover some of the hidden gems from the AppStore:


“Even with an award winning book app, it's hard to compete with big brands like Dora, Disney and Dr. Seuss, so we're thrilled to have 'Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island' included in the book section” said author, Karen Robertson ...

 


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Sky set to launch four-way split screen iPad app to enhance its Formula 1 coverage | The iPaddict

Sky set to launch four-way split screen iPad app to enhance its Formula 1 coverage | The iPaddict | ipad usage & education | Scoop.it
UK satellite TV broadcaster Sky has announced that it will be launching a dedicated app for the iPad to compliment its coverage of the 2012 Formula 1 season.

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Pakistan military making iPad copy

Pakistan military making iPad copy | ipad usage & education | Scoop.it
Kamra: Inside a high-security air force complex that builds jet fighters and weapons systems, Pakistan's military is working on the latest addition to its sprawling commercial empire: a homegrown version of the iPad.
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Beyond Books: Thoughts on Children's Literacy Going High Tech

Beyond Books: Thoughts on Children's Literacy Going High Tech | ipad usage & education | Scoop.it
It was 1989. Pediatricians and early childhood educators developed Reach Out and Read at Boston Medical Center. The concept was simple: During well-child checkups, doctors would deliver books to children and critical messages about the importance of reading aloud to parents.

 

Fast forward 23 years. The concept remains simple. But, the book has become more complicated. For the first time in our organization's history, we find ourselves faced with a new kind of children's book, one that is displayed on the screen of a tablet. Devices such as the NOOK, the Kindle, the iPad, and the Fable are leading us to a new frontier of literacy -- whether we like it or not ...


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How Tablets Will Soon Top TVs For Most Video Viewing | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

How Tablets Will Soon Top TVs For Most Video Viewing | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age | ipad usage & education | Scoop.it

TV has tried to come to grips with the "second screen" for nearly 15 years. Once our computers started getting connected to the internet, networks have tried to harness that connectivity, and that screen, to add value and context to the broadcast products and advertising they were pushing. But now, a second screen is poised to supplant the first

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Drawing connections between transmedia and education

Drawing connections between transmedia and education | ipad usage & education | Scoop.it

"Building upon methods and techniques from the 19th century, we are now able to expand learning experiences across multiple platforms- merging technology with content and with genuine human experience."

 

[An interview with Laura Fleming who will be speaking at DIY DAYS: NYC]


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iPad in Business - Profiles - The Benetton Group

iPad in Business - Profiles - The Benetton Group | ipad usage & education | Scoop.it

"When iPad came out, the company was quick to see the device's potential, and decided to adopt it immediately," says Aldo Chiaradia, Benetton's Chief Information Technology Officer. "The ease of use, the attention to detail — these are things you don't see in other devices. Today, our entire sales force and all of our C-level executives and managers use iPad."


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For teen readers who adopt eReading, it appears the whole pie grows.

A recent PubTrak survey from R.R. Bowker indicated that teens remain reluctant when it comes to e-books. Accustomed to social media, they find that electronic stories have “too many restrictions,” according to the report.

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