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.
Good stuff from Tim Holt - iPad vs. Chromebook
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