For once, an educational success story that's not really about the computers
Kudos to the New York Times' Alan Schwarz for seeing beyond the Apple (AAPL) angle -- those 4,400 MacBooks, the school district's cutesy slogan (iBelieve, iCan, iWill), the fact that the DOE's director of educational technology worked for Apple for eight years -- in his front page story Monday praising the Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District as a "shining MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2012 5:33 AM ET
100% according to a survey of educational technology directors conducted in October
In the wake of Apple's (AAPL) iPad textbook announcement Thursday, it might be useful to take a second look at Piper Jaffray's October survey of 25 school technology directors. The sample is small, concedes Gene Munster, who conducted the survey, but so is the population IT decision makers in U.S. schools.
Among his findings:
Apple has a virtual lock on the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 20, 2012 6:33 AM ET
For those who couldn't make it to the Guggenheim Museum Thursday morning, Apple (AAPL) has posted the full 60-minute video on its website here. Except for the hands-on demos and the free mac and cheese, it's almost as good as being there.
For our live coverage of the event, click here.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 19, 2012 2:44 PM ET
New tools and platforms for replacing today's paper textbooks with iPads
Apple (AAPL) on Thursday introduced three new inititatives by which it hopes to "reinvent the textbook" around the iPad:
iBooks 2, a new iPad app and reading tool offering searchable, interactive, updatable textbooks filled with as many videos, photo galleries, glossaries and study guides as publishers choose to throw in
iTunes author, a Mac app with an array of tools for creating MORE
Returns to the venue where Rupert Murdoch launched The Daily on the iPad
Eddy Cue, Apple's (AAPL) senior vice president for Internet software and services, is reported to be in charge of the much-touted special event scheduled for the morning of Jan. 19 in New York City. The wording of the blackboard-like invitation sent to reporters Wednesday -- "Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple" -- suggests that this could MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 11, 2012 1:31 PM ET
The schools' ActiveSync networks are now off limits to new Apple and Android tablets
In January, according to the New York Times, the NYC public school system -- the largest in the U.S. -- joined the latest educational technology bandwagon and spent $1.3 million to buy 2,000 iPads for classroom use.
On Nov 10., the Department of Education's IT department slammed on the brakes.
In a memo addressed to all the city's principals, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2011 6:32 PM ET
In survey, 16% of school tech directors expect to have 1 tablet per student within 5 years
Whether counting heads at the Apple Store or buttonholing cell phone users at the Mall of America, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster is the master of the small survey that may or may not be significant.
His latest: A survey of 25 educational technology directors at a conference on integrating technology in the classroom. "While our sample MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 31, 2011 4:30 AM ET
Donates thousands to teachers in America's poorest schools
Teach for America might sound like a fun way to spend a couple years after college, but it's a pretty tough gig. With just five-weeks training, recent graduates -- many from America's most elite colleges and universities -- are thrown into classrooms in some of the country's meanest, most-impoverished public schools.
Into this improbable mix Apple (AAPL) has just added a few thousand iPads.
It's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 20, 2011 2:22 PM ET
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner argues that unemployment is worse than the numbers would lead you to believe -- and makes bold proposals on how to resolve the crisis.
By Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
FORTUNE -- Tonight, President Obama is scheduled to unveil the government's latest plan to address the country's labor crisis. Unemployment is at 9.1%. However, that number only scratches the surface of the magnitude of the problem. There are over MORESep 8, 2011 8:34 AM ET
Among tablets and 3D TVs at CES, one-size-fits-all learning is facing a digital death knell.
By Scott Olster, associate editor
Like schools of fish traveling in sync, the traditional education experience has been centered around the class, that near-random group of students following the teacher's lead as they make their way through a course together, some succeeding brilliantly, others, not so much. But it looks like that model might just be given MOREJan 7, 2011 1:34 PM ET
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