Kerry Tobin wrote:this might be a nice "resume builder" for a superintendent that apparently doesn't have any interest in staying in Tomahawk long term.
Kerry Tobin wrote:Yes, those are the most popular apps. However, considering consumers are buying way more iOS devices than schools and businesses are, it makes sense that games and "fun" apps are the most used.
neup99 wrote:Exactly, which makes them primarily used as toys. Just because Lockheed Martin can control satellites from an iPad, doesn't mean that's the primary use. You can also turn Wii controller into the IR reader for a smartboard application, but that's not how people are using them. With a considerable amount of work, Scotch tape can be used to create rudimentary x-rays, but don't look for large quantities of tape to be sent to hospitals to make this happen.
Kerry Tobin wrote:So because a lot of people choose to use something as a toy we shouldn't teach your young the tools that will be used in future careers?
neup99 wrote:Yes, for an experimental program that may or may not be supported by (immediately) future administrations, a piece of technology that is more widely used and understood for the application at hand, the chromebooks are a better product to use.
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization, surveyed the major studies on the subject last year and concluded: "Most large-scale evaluations have found mixed or no results for one-to-one initiatives."
Separate research also suggests that the sort of frenetic multitasking that tweeting, blogging and social networking often entails can affect people's memory and performance in negative ways.
Early test results of kindergarten pupils like David who used iPads for nine weeks last fall — compared to kindergartners who did not — show the iPads pupils did better, according to an Auburn School Department report released Wednesday.
“Overall, the percentage of students who rated either proficient or advanced (the ‘passing’ rate) was 49% percent higher in the ‘flipped classrooms’ using the iPads than in the traditional classrooms with no iPads,” according to the report. “The difference was most pronounced in the percentage of students rated as ‘advanced,’ which was 150% higher in the ‘flipped classrooms.’”
neup99 wrote:Tablets CAN BE great tools, but there's no reason I need to replace my calculator with an iPad.
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