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Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not?


TLRPTIL Volume 55, Number 6, ISSN 8756-3894


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 have plans to launch tablet devices over the next year) is being matched on the software front, with a particular focus on K-12 teaching and learning. Authors consider the potential affect both the iPad and its applications might have on teaching and learning in K-12 settings and whether these technologies allow educators and students to accomplish what they otherwise could not, from a teaching and learning perspective.


Murray, O.T. & Olcese, N.R. (2011). Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not?. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 55(6), 42-48. Retrieved November 12, 2019 from .

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