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Apple’s Mobile Devices and Education

Apple is known for supporting educational uses of its technologies.

On Apple Learning Interchange Community, for instance, teachers can find news and share lesson plans and ideas on different subjects.

Of course, Apple also supports the use of their mobile devices for learning, and here is their official website dedicated to just that: showcase different ways the iPhone/iPod Touch can be used to support Education.

“iPod touch and iPhone are perfect for on-the-go learning. But don’t let their small size fool you. These devices put thousands of apps and countless possibilities in your pocket.”

Also noteworthy is their website showcasing educational uses of the iPad. This website highlights features and uses such as:

  1. Web-ready apps (Safari, Mail, Maps)
  2. Multimedia access (music, videos, websites)
  3. Management apps (Calendar, Notes)
  4. iWork for document creation/editing (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
  5. eBooks
  6. Accessibility-readiness (screen reader built in)
  7. iTunesU (academic content readily available on iTunes)

The iPad being somewhat cost-effective,  more portable, and “closed” (not allowing as much student tampering and access to inappropriate content) can be some of the good reasons to adopt the device in educational settings.

“Your school day gets more productive — and more fun — when you can page through websites, write an email, flick through photos, or watch a movie with just the touch of a finger.”

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