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iPad Be Nimble, iPad Be Quick

iPad Be Nimble, iPad Be Quick
One of the most challenging lessons for schools to learn in implementing iPads is that the iPad is not a laptop. The conversation can sometimes get bogged down around the device, trapping schools in these definitions as they lose sight of the central reasons to use technology: To enhance teaching and learningTo differentiate instructionTo personalize the learning experienceTo solve authentic problems where technology must be used to solve those problems This is not an easy lesson. It requires a paradigm shift in teaching and learning. iPads vs. It's worth noting the different features of laptops and iPads and to see the benefit of both devices. While the laptop is heavy, takes a long time to boot up, and is often used as a word processing tool with typing and keyboarding being paramount, it's also a powerful device for computer programming and accessing Adobe Flash-based simulations, particularly in the sciences. The shift to iPads over laptops does not have to be a zero sum game.

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