iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting

BACKGROUND READING

Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves. ..A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organisation has shown “encouraging” results.

According to Nicholas Negroponte “I thought the kids would play with the boxes.Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, found the on-off switch powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village..”

School Administrators as Leaders of iPad Implementation Programs

Some very valuable ideas are discussed in this piece as  David Mahaley (a High school Principal) explains how his school carefully planned and  executed the introduction of iPads – some good tips too.

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