http://www.nationalteachersalliance.org/ This section is focused on collecting the best information about implementing tablet computers in schools. From expert advice to lessons learned from piloting schools, we aim to discover the true challenges and advantages of tablet computing technology.
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The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended its $1 Bil iPad implementation due to the superintendent's and other high LAUSD officials ties to Apple and to the the software company, Pearson.More
According to a recent USC study, 122 5th graders who used the iPad software 'Math Motion' for 20 mins per day for five days improved their score 15% over the control group.More
LAUSD approved a $30 million contract to purchase 30,000 iPads for students. The deal reached will cost LAUSD for each iPad $678 including a case and learning software. The remaining amount will be spent on...More
While we would have liked to see a more detailed analysis of the goals and results of these iPad school pilots, this article is a good start and lets us know what 18 schools are doing with tablets across the country.More
Here is an intersting article showing how schools are paying for iPads through grants, bonds, giving up textbooks and discressionary funds.More
This week we learned that San Diego Unified has committed to purchasing 25,700 iPads for its students. At $370 a pop that would be about $9.5 million on tablet technology alone. Will students benefit from San Diego Unified’s huge iPad undertaking? With what we know so far, it is way too early to say. What we do want to say is....More
The Obama administration is asking U.S. schools to speed up digital textbook adoption by allowing tablets to be purchased with textbook funds.More