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iPads, A disruptive technology?

Rise of the iKids: Schools test iPads in classrooms

It's coming...

Is the tablet/slate an extension of the computer or a disruptive technology...

Will it change education dramatically?

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Added by Leon Lenchner on December 16, 2010 at 1:14am — No Comments

Listened today to the Webinar "Launching a Mobile Learning Program: What Every School Leader Should Know"

Dr. James Tarwater, Superintendent of Lake Tahoe USD, "Lake TahoeUSD pays $39.95 per Netbook" and will soon be a totally 1 to 1 computing school board from Grades 3 to 12. The Board will provide the hardware and cellular access for every child in the district. Does this mean 'equitable access across all levels'? Has Seymour Papert's prediction come true... a desktop for every desk at $25 per computer.

Could 'mobile learning be at the tipping point'? as Linda Uhrenholt…

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Added by Leon Lenchner on December 16, 2010 at 12:39am — No Comments

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