Wednesday, November 17, 2010

iPad For Every Student

In the past, Apple had about half of the educational market, however a tight economy coupled with lower PC prices led to a drop to around 20%. With the creation of one of the best inventions of 2010, the iPad, the $500 tablet is competitive with PCs in the secondary and higher education markets.

Cedars School in Greenock, Scotland, is the first school in the world to provide an iPad to every 5 to 16 year olds child attending. Here are a few quotes from a teacher, Fraser Spiers

“The iPad has become far more embedded in our school day than I ever thought it would become..."

"It’s too early to say if the project has been a success in terms of improving children’s results but the implementation and deployment of the project has been very successful."

"I would say that the class that has been changed the most by the iPad is Art. There are so many great iPad apps for art that we have found many uses. It has impacted other classes too, though. For example, our English teachers now have to help pupils keep within the word limits for exam board essays because writing and redrafting on the iPad is so easy compared to writing and re-writing by hand."

As part of ‘Apple in Education’ week, Cult of Mac has searched through the thousands of app in the App Store and compiled a list of the best applications for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

The applications they’ve featured will help you to study for your exams, remind you of when your assignments are due, and make it easy for you to create and manage your notes in class. They also have 4 sections dedicated to different subjects, and a few applications designed to help you in these areas, including English, Math, History, and Science.

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