Good question regarding the iPad Pro and schools.
Interesting perspective from the students - Many students at Roosevelt felt the news media had mischaracterized their school and its students as criminals for figuring out how to get around the iPad’s security features, often to access educational information.
Great examnple of Student-led iConferences
Good summary of what the iPad can do that laptops cannot from Tim Holt
From Educate 1-to-1 - A recent development by Apple, iBeacon is a simple technology allowing devices to signal their presence. Similar to a lighthouse beacon signalling the presence of a nearby coastline with a pulse of light every second, an iBeacon does exactly the same, but with a pulse of a bluetooth radio signal. Thankfully, it’s also on a much smaller scale to a lighthouse, with an iBeacon device being the size of a small pebble, and its signal reaching around 50m.
This study targeted our 1:1 deployment at the high school to investigate the impact the device has had on teaching and learning. The survey used to gather the student data was administered in April of 2014. Students included in the survey used the device anywhere from 1 to 4 years. The students use the iPad while at school and home.
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