The Demise of the iPad?

There was an interesting article in the Irish Independent regarding American schools’ adaption of technology. It appears that Chromebooks are being used in more schools than iPads. Chromebooks are laptops that run Google’s own operating system, Chrome, which is basically an Internet Browser and you require an Internet connection to get much use out of … Read moreThe Demise of the iPad?

Tablet Review October 2014

Almost everyone is interested in buying sets of tablets for their schools these days. 2014 has been the year where they are starting the gain a lot of attention with primary schools. Like the world of Interactive Whiteboards a few years ago, there are a lot of choices out there so I’ve decided to take a … Read moreTablet Review October 2014

Apps for Art Week

Below are some apps from the Apple AppStore that might be useful to schools for Digital Art Week this week. I have divided them into sections/themes.

Animation

Looking and Responding

Creating Art

Video-conferencing on an iPad

Tom Whitby tweeted recently about ways to video-conference on an iPad. The link above goes to the web site Apps in Education, a blog that lists iPad apps by subject. Obviously video-conferencing on an iPad requires one with a front-facing camera so iPad 1 users like myself won’t be able to take advantage. The great thing about this list is that most of the apps are completely free.

Has Apple reinvented the Textbook?

Apple has unleashed iBooks Textbooks today, where they claim that they have “reinvented the school textbook.”  Apparently, these books will be “an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, engaging and truly interactive.”  I am somewhat sceptical. Don’t get me wrong – I love Apple products as much as the next fanboy. While I ditched … Read moreHas Apple reinvented the Textbook?

iPads replace schoolbooks – great publicity, poor usage

The Irish Times recently reported about a secondary school in Co. Mayo who have decided to offer students the opportunity to replace their textbooks with iPads.  Essentially, rather than spending €450 on the schoolbooks and bringing them to school everyday in heavy schoolbags, parents can spend about €700 on an iPad with electronic versions of … Read moreiPads replace schoolbooks – great publicity, poor usage

Ipad available in Ireland

The iPad will be launched on Friday in Ireland. I’ve written some articles about iPads in the classroom. Must have app for me: Toy Story – great for reading, recording, rewarding and lots of other words beginning with “re!”

Ask Us A Question

You will get a notification email when Knowledgebase answerd/updated!

+ = Verify Human or Spambot ?