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[23 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

iPads in classroom?
Time reports about a recent study: iPad 2 helped score better tests results.
Any comment needed?
A new study shows that students who use iPads in the classroom score better in literacy tests than those who don’t. As previously reported, educators in Auburn, Maine began instructing 266 kindergarteners using the iPad 2 this fall, and those who used the tablet scored higher on literacy tests and were more enthused about learning, according to Apple blog TUAW.
We strongly advice you to read this too: Apple’s Textbooks: Undeniably Cool, But Will They …

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Education, Educational, Educational app, iBooks, iBooks Author, iPad, iPad 2 »

[22 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Just shortly after we reviewed Life on Earth, we found some pretty outspoken article on The Guardian by Matt Britland, head of ICT at Kingston Grammar School.
Following the introduction of iBooks 2 and Apple’s interest into textbooks and iBooks Author, many observers are now arguing how much these tools will help/impact school education.
Matt’s pick?
Is this really the digital revolution that Apple would lead us to believe? Or is simply an update of CD-ROM textbooks on an expensive mobile device? Is this something students will buy into or am I looking …

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[21 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Provided this is just a preview of the upcoming biology digital textbook, you’ll get a sample chapter “Introduction to Ecology” and a glimpse of (maybe) the best iBook around.
Sponsored by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Professor Wilson himself, this iBook is so well done you’ll want to learn everything about Biology!

Anyway, besides the topic and content, this 51-pages iBook is one of the very best examples of what can be done with iBooks as an educational tool.
It’s so full of widgets, not just high-quality video, but plenty of javascript …

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[15 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Apple’s latest iOS tablet isn’t just for fun or the home and office as the Apple iPad 2 can also be used as a good educational tool, and as such Kindergartners in Auburn, Maine are to get given an Apple iPad 2 to use in the classroom.
According to an article on The Sun Journal, reporter Bonnie Washuk says, “The $200,000 cost for the iPad 2 tablets will be less than hiring more teachers. It probably would take four teachers to do what the computers can do with one teacher.”

Apparently some …

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[17 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

Air Sketch for iPad is no ordinary sketch app!
Provided you’re in the same wireless network, you can sketch on the iPad, starting from a PDF document or an image on the iPad, you can watch the same PDF document and sketching in real-time on several PCs or Macs.
All you need is an HTML5 browser (just like Safari, Firefox, Chrome and all the latest crop) and point to the iPad address plus the IP port you can change on the iPad.
Air Sketch is great for presentations in the boardroom, classroom, or …

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[12 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

A father+son team from Park Slope decided NASA wasn’t doing enough to document the stratosphere, and decided to take matters into their own hands.
After testing their “19-inch helium filled weather balloon” in Brooklyn, Luke Geissbuhler and his son Max headed upstate and launched the device, complete with a camera and an iPhone, into space… nearly 19 miles (around 100,000 feet) above the Earth’s surface.
The craft was an 19-inch helium-filled weather balloon attached to a Styrofoam capsule that housed an HD video camera and an iPhone (!).
The camera recorded video …

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[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Try to guess why a company should call itself Punflay… exactly, well done!
Educational iPad apps and games from Punflay are on sale until Thursday, September 16th.
MyNumbers is US$ 0.99 instead of 1.99: the app has the look and feel of a simple toy that helps kids learn to count from 1 to 10 [yesterday night had beer party and badly needed app for myself—Ed.].
Same discount as above for Mathomatix Number Sense/HD: five activities to teach simple counting, addition, and subtraction to kindergartners. The app has been redesigned using feedback from …

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[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Corey Angst, assistant professor of management at the American University of Notre Dame, is debuting the first and only class taught using iPad in substitution of traditional textbooks.
Forty students are following the course, using iPads borrowed from the University.

The broader goal of the initiative is to build an ePublishing ecosystem that eases and makes inexpensive creation, management, sharing, annotation, reading, and distribution of education materials between teachers, students, and staff.
This is huge and shows how the iPad is poised to radically change the world in which we will live, starting …

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