Everyone’s talking about Apple’s recent announcement that they want to play in the textbook sandbox. Apple released three free pieces of software and launched iBooks 2 all with the end goal of having kids read content on an iPad or Apple device instead of from a print textbook. When I say everyone’s talking about it, […]
Posted: December 20th, 2011 under Classroom Management, Educational Trends and Issues, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: Apple, cheating, school, siri, students, teachers
A good definition of Disruptive Technology can be summed up as: “A new technology that changes the current way of approaching a particular problem or issue.” Using this definition, tablets certainly fit the bill. From our earliest days of life, we are hard-wired as humans to reach out and touch what we want. Tablets allow […]
Posted: November 10th, 2011 under Challenging Students, Classroom Technology, Educational Trends and Issues, Games, Professional Development, students, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools, Writing.
Tags: Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, edtech, iPad2, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, tablet
Many teachers and schools are snapping up iPads, especially since the iPad2 has dropped the price of the 1st gen. How could you use the iPad in class as a teaching tool? Alive in Five shares a nifty app called Splashtop ($4.99) from the iTunes store that allows you to use your iPad as a […]
Posted: March 11th, 2011 under Classroom Technology, Educational Trends and Issues, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: Apple, education, ipad, itunes, splashtop, teaching