Friday, October 19, 2012

October 2012 Weekend Reader on Tablets & Apps in Education

7 Essential Apps for Grade School Students [Mashable!]

Tablets Will Transform the Classroom [OPINION] vs. Why the iPad Won’t Transform Education — Yet [Mashable!] - A good point-counterpoint on the use of tablets in the classroom.

This New App Turns Your iPad Into Your Classroom [GOOD] - The app I used in my classroom last year that my kids found easy to use (as did I). It's simple to make Khan Academy-style videos that are way more engaging than a PowerPoint.

A New Algebraic Math App: Polynomial Long Division [Wired:GeekDad]

iPad Game Run For President Teaches Kids About the Election Process [Wired:GeekDad]

1 comment:

Dylan said...

Just read an interesting blog that said that tablets for school have to be bigger than 9 inches, to account for learning disabilities and the such. Do you think it makes a difference? Seems to me, the cheaper option for most students should be used (and the kids who NEED the bigger one can just have that!).