• The iPad may only be two years old, but it’s already begun to change many things.

  • Several school districts wasted no time launching pilot programs to use the iPad in the classroom

  • Teachers confirmed that students seem more eager to participate thanks to the iPad.

  • In one study, students using iPads tested at 90% proficiency, compared to 60% among their traditional textbook-toting counterparts.

  • It will be some time before they’re affordable and easily deployable enough to make the kind of widespread impact everybody envisions

  • The devices make a great tool for self-directed, independent learning.

  • Apple unveiled a dramatically overhauled iTunes U

  • There’s also an iPad app for Khan Academy, the wildly popular video learning site.

  • Some predict that tablets will outnumber desktop computers in schools before we know it.

Posted from Diigo.

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