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Contra K-12 iPads

Contra K-12 iPads

In a recent guest post at VentureBeat, the CEO of an app development company argues that the K-12 environment isn't as ready for iPad usage as the popular media would lead one to believe.  Mike Reiners, co-founder and CEO of NOMAD, argues that even though 4.5 million iPads have been sold to US educational institutions (and 8 million to educational instituions worldwide), most schools are not prepared to effectively use the tablets.

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Rethinking iPads in the Classroom

Rethinking iPads in the Classroom

In today's Slate, Lisa Guernsey shares her experiences from three days at Zurich International School, "a private school that caters to English-speaking immigrants and expats whose companies have brought them to this exquisite city near the Alps."  In particular, she notes that every student in first through eighth grades has been given an iPad but their use wasn't what she had anticipated.

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2013 Horizon Report Released

The annual Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE has been released.  The technologies highlighted in the report include MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), tablet computing, gaming, learning analytics, 3D printing, and wearable technology.

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