Saturday, February 26, 2011

A boon for education

Tablets, a boon for education. In so many ways.
I envy today's school children.


At Trinity, the iPad has nearly eliminated the need for paperback novels. The school buys one book for $6 and downloads 34 copies. And there are many books in the public domain, such as the entire works of William Shakespeare, available free of charge.
Last week, students watched the Egyptian revolution develop in real time by watching live blogs and broadcasts from CNN and other media sources. “Students were able to see history unfold in front of them,”
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4 comments:

APJ said...

What ebooks cost $6 and where are they available ? Most I have seen are sold for at least twice that amount and quite a few sell for the price of the paper book...

eolake said...

Most new books and bestsellers are ten bucks, yes, but for older books and unknown authors there are all kinds of prices, it's a crap shoot.

eolake said...

See Smashwords.com for example.

And even on Kindle I've bought many cheap books, although they were mostly old ones.

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"I envy today's school children."

Yes...seems FUN, now! :-D I bet all the fun gadgets makes it more fun to teach, as well! The possibilities are ENDLESS, now! Now, it's probably more about trying to sort out what is the best use of the allotted time.