“The iPad may soon have competition in the education sector”
Because tailoring Android for education will make it so much more useful for teaching and learning.
For extra laughs, note that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is behind this. Because, you know, News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch himself have so much cred when it comes to tech and the interwebz.
Fraser Speirs: which platform for schools THIS year?
I should probably find a WordPress plugin to automate the process of linking to all of Fraser’s posts. And when I’ve done that, I should find a Scottish accent coach … become an Apple Distinguished Educator … change my name …
Anyway, in his latest post, Fraser Speirs explains why it makes sense to keep deploying iPads in schools (or to start deploying iPads, if you’re me). Worth a read if you’re not convinced.
iPad mini + education = indecision
I should probably add an AUX port to my car stereo. Then I’d be able to listen to more podcasts than I do. (Which is almost none.)
But I was keen to hear Fraser Speirs’ extended thoughts on the iPad mini in K-12 education, so I sat down and listened to this one. It was very helpful, confirming many of my own thoughts on iPads in schools, and adding a few new ones into the mix.
Mostly, it became clearer that it’s genuinely difficult to choose the right device now that Apple are making excellent 8” and 10” tablets. But at least I know which way I’m leaning for each use case at my school.