Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not?

  title={Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not?},
  author={Orrin T. Murray and Nicole Olcese},
Within weeks of becoming available, the iPad reportedly sold over 3 million units, a brisker pace than other tablets in the personal computer realm. Much of the early success might be attributed to the almost 250,000 applications that could run on the device and a similar interface to the popular iPod Touch and iPhone. This article considers whether the sales spark that has ignited a hardware revolution (numerous device manufacturers have launched–e.g., HP, RIM, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC–or… 

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Computers make kids smarter--right? TECH- NOS

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