Is the iPad Fit for School? – 5/1/2010 – School Library Journal
Kevin Honeycutt watched as a group of students at the Turning Point Learning Center, a K—8 charter school in Emporia, KS, took turns with an iPad, rocking out on a virtual guitar as they rehearsed for an upcoming spring concert.
Steve Dembo, online community manager for Discovery Education, has postulated about the device on his blog. “While being able to store a thousand books on the device is wonderful, that in itself doesn’t increase student learning,” he wrote in an email. “But when you begin combining the written knowledge with images, videos, and interactive activities in a personal, intuitive interface, that’s when we begin truly experiencing the future of learning.”
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