https://www.nationalteachersalliance.org/ This section is focused on collecting the best information about implementing tablet computers in schools. From expert advice to lessons learned from piloting schools, we aim to discover the true challenges and advantages of tablet computing technology.
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LAUSD approved a $30 million contract to purchase 30,000 iPads for students. The deal reached will cost LAUSD for each iPad $678 including a case and learning software. The remaining amount will be spent on...More
Ever wonder if the school down the road or the district in the next town is using Ipads in the classroom? Well, wonder no more..this map shows all the major adoptions...More
Do you love extending learning beyond the school walls? Would you like to use Frederick Douglass' former home as your classroom while you teach students about the Civil War and the abolition of slavery? Or use the the jungle at the U.S. Botanic Garden to teach about plant adaptations? Then Live It Learn It might be the spot for you.More
This week we learned that San Diego Unified has committed to purchasing 25,700 iPads for its students. At $370 a pop that would be about $9.5 million on tablet technology alone. Will students benefit from San Diego Unified’s huge iPad undertaking? With what we know so far, it is way too early to say. What we do want to say is....More
Last month the Sesame Workshop released the iLearn II report which analyzed top-selling educational apps from Apple's iTunes Store. The report found some pretty interesting things including that most (72%) target preschool or elementary aged children and most are considered "general learning" (47%) with math coming in a distant second (13%).More
The Obama administration is asking U.S. schools to speed up digital textbook adoption by allowing tablets to be purchased with textbook funds.More
TripTronicTech Editorial Makes the Case for Tablet Computers in the ClassroomMore
Everyone loves those memorable Steve Jobs iPad presentations but sometimes you don't have to be an international icon to make an impact. Check out what High School Student Michael Harrigan had to say about his schools tablet initiative.More
In a somewhat skeptical tone, this article looks at the ways Apple reaches out to schools as potential customers.More