Beth Holland

Food for thought…

iPads And… a bunch of other thoughts

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Since the iPad Summit last fall in Boston, I’ve been working on this concept of iPads And… vs iPads Or… It just feels like there’s this concept struggle between: should it be a paper book or an iBook, a paper drawing or a digital one, blocks or iPad? Well, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it should just be BOTH.

A few years ago, I wrote Go Buy Your Kid Some Blocks! It seemed as though even parents were forcing technology onto young children. So while A Platform for Good had agreed to publish iPads And… Combining the Physical and Digital in Elementary Classrooms originally on July 18th, I asked if they could bump up the date in response to Friday’s post on The Globe and MailToddlers with tablets will force a change in education.

Frankly, it isn’t iPad (or blocks) that revolutionizes teaching and learning. It’s the experience. Tablets should force a change in education. The printing press did….

On a semi-related note, if you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading Grant Lichtman’s The Falconer before the end of summer. It has provided great clarity for me in thinking about these things.

Author: brholland

EdD Student, Writer, Speaker, Consultant

2 thoughts on “iPads And… a bunch of other thoughts

  1. Interesting. How come no one ever comments????? Mom

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  2. I don’t know, Mom. Good question! I do get a lot of SPAM. Someone trying to sell me UGG boots posts a lot.

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