iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting

Big Kids

We already know the power of the iPad to engage older students and reading should be no exception. While reading books on the iPad is very convenient you could also try a few of the other ways that the power of the  iPad offers.

ziteZite. Known as an intelligent magazine, Zite pulls in articles from  around the world. It collects major news stories – what a great way to get your students to keep up with world events!

But the really smart part is that once you download the free App and register you can then select what topics you would especially like it to cover. You can then evaluate each article with a simple “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” and get more of the things you like. Zite gets smarter and more tailored to the reader over time. Of course you can share great articles either by email, Twitter or Facebook.

Would a reluctant reader read if the material was targeted at his love of motor racing or her passion for fashion or horse riding… I’d bet my bottom dollar on it!

flipFlipboard is another smart, personlised magazine similar to Zite with a very beautiful interface but this one allows you to access Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and Tumblr.

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