What Schools Must Learn From LA’s iPad Debacle | WIRED

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What Schools Must Learn From LA’s iPad Debacle | WIRED. Just catching up: this is from a few months back. We dealt with this back in the early 90s when our oldest was in school. It’s sad, but not surprising … Continue reading

Wholesale Adoption of iPads by Schools a Mistake | Educational Technology and Change Journal

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Wholesale Adoption of iPads by Schools a Mistake | Educational Technology and Change Journal. YES! YES! YES! See my own reasons for why the iPad is not the answer here. Others are saying similar things. The thing is, iPads a … Continue reading

iPads in school: a toy or a tool? – latimes.com

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes iPads in school: a toy or a tool? – latimes.com. While I have no doubt that some teachers in some schools are doing amazing things with technology, it bears repeating that it always has far more to do with the skills … Continue reading

The Diffusion of Innovations Con (and Apple)

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes I learned about Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations theory when I fist started studying Education formally in 2003. I found it curious that I had never heard of it in all my years in Computer Science, but that’s a topic … Continue reading

The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight. I guess when Apple can’t compete using its beauty and amazing marketing, it simply tries to squash the competition by what amounts to censorship. In the trial, … Continue reading

WHAT!? Computer Literacy should be MORE than learning to use your iPad?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Programming vs. “Technology” April 9, 2012, 8:00 am By Robert Talbert Dumbing Down : Stager-to-Go. Friday, April 6, 2012 By Gary Stager When Luerhmann coined the term, “computer literacy,” he intended it to mean computer programming the intellectual pursuit of … Continue reading

I’m not the only one who has issues with the iPad 3

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute List of iPad gripes goes on and on – latimes.com. No Siri (not that I care to talk to my iPad in the first place) Weighs more. Gets physically hot. VERY fragile screen (DON’T EVER drop it). Takes a long … Continue reading

iPad3 means no shuffling between several gadgets … REALLY????

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes iPad3 means no shuffling between several gadgets | NextWorth. Professing never-ending love for the iPad has taken on a real cult-like fervor. It’s really quite embarrassing. The digital world is converging on a revolutionary all-in-one device, the powerful, brand-new iPad. … Continue reading