All posts tagged iPad

  • Putting technology in the classrooms that need it most.

    iPads to LAUSD

    “We selected the schools that we believe had the greatest technology gap, the students that would have the least access to these devices if not through our school system.”

    Students at 47 Los Angeles area schools will receive iPads when they return to school in September, and by the fall of 2014, every K-12 student and teacher in the district should have a device. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education has unanimously approved $50 million for phase 1 of its Common Core Technology Project Plan (CCTPP), of which $30 million is earmarked for iPad devices, and the other $20 million for equipment, software, and staff to support the implementation.

    Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/06/19/lausd-approves-phase-1-districtwide-11-ipad-initiative.aspx#8eMvvjEksWB8urJ2.99

  • The iPad Goes Back to School

     

    Dr. Ringle, the chief technology officer at Reed College, planned to try iPads purely as a test and not to get caught up in the hype. Two years later, after multiple pilot programs, Ringle has this to report: He is an iPad believer.

    McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart app offers students guidance in courses ranging from biology to business, and gives the textbook publisher a new path to continued relevance.