How The iPad Is Transforming The Classroom [Back To School]

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The iPad is engaging students and transforming the K-12 education experience.
The iPad is engaging students and transforming the K-12 education experience.

During its education event in January, Apple unveiled its plans to revolutionize the K-12 classroom with the iPad, electronic textbooks, a revamped version of iTunes U that supports content for K-12 schools as well as higher education, and tools for educators to create their own digital content using iBooks Author and iTunes U.

In the intervening months, schools and districts around the country have made significant investments in iPads, including the San Diego Unified School District, which invested $15 million in 26,000 iPads for its students. Those sales created a record quarter for Apple in the K-12 education market.

With the back to school season upon us, it’s clear that the massive iPad deployments will give Apple the opportunity to disrupt the classroom in the ways it has whole industries and, in many ways, that’s a good thing.

This iOS App Blows Your Mind In Four Dimensions [Review]

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Watch out for the cuboid shadow of the 4D object later on
Watch out for the cuboid shadow of the 4D object later on

If, like many people, you find Mondays just too much to cope with, you might want to avoid today’s app. It’s not the sort of thing that’s going to make your Monday feel any better, and in some cases it will just fry your brain until next Monday. Which would be a shame, because you’d miss out on a whole weekend.

Be forewarned, then: The Fourth Dimension is an app which will mess with your head. Deliberately. Even though the aim is education and expansion of knowledge, it will still mess with your head. You will emerge from the experience only fractionally the wiser, and quite a lot more confused than you were at the beginning. Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal.

Big Surprise – Paper Textbooks Likely To Be Cheaper Than IPads For a Long Time [Infographic]

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Earlier this year Apple announced their plan to help revitalize the American Education System by putting digital textbooks on iPads into the hands of high school students. Apple’s belief is that learning on an iPad is a far superior experience to lugging around printed books that aren’t interactive. We compappletely agree that interactive learning is the road America needs to take, but getting there is going to be a huge problem. A recent study shows that using paper textbooks in schools is a lot cheaper than iPads, and that’s not likely to change unless Apple takes some drastic steps to reduce cost.

Updated: Price Drop – Learning A New Language Doesn’t Cost A Fortune Thanks To Ultralingua’s Software [Cult Of Mac Deals]

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Just a quick note for all our loyal weekend-readers, we’ve just negotiated another $16 off the price of the Ultralingua Mac App Dictionary deal taking it from 50% off to 72% off. Woot!

Now, for only $19, you’ll get two Mac App Dictionaries of your choice.

Your options include:

  • English Dictionary and Verbs
  • French Dictionary and Verbs
  • French-English Dictionary and Verbs
  • Spanish-English Dictionary and Verbs
  • German-English Dictionary and Verbs
  • Italian-English Dictionary and Verbs
  • Portuguese-English Dictionary and Verbs
  • Latin-English Dictionary and Verbs
  • Norwegian-English Dictionary
  • Esperanto-English Dictionary
  • French-Spanish Dictionary and Verbs
  • French-Italian Dictionary and Verbs
  • French-German Dictionary and Verbs
  • Spanish-German Dictionary and Verbs
  • Spanish-Portuguese Dictionary and Verbs
  • German-Italian Dictionary and Verbs
  • French-Portuguese Dictionary and Verbs
  • Italian-Portugese Dictionary and Verbs
  • Spanish-Italian Dictionary and Verbs

Apple’s New Ad Showcases Our Love For The iPad 2 [Video]

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Apple has begun airing a new commercial for the iPad 2 called ‘Love’, which showcases our love for the company’s incredibly popular tablet. In the thirty-second clip, we see people of all ages using the device while they go about their daily lives, doing things like movie editing, music recording, painting, learning, and more.

“Getting lost in the things we love has never felt quite like this.”