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iPad in Education For Dummies by Sam Gliksman

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Chapter 1

Education in the 21st Century

In This Chapter

arrow Re-evaluating educational objectives for a world of constant change

arrow Examining how iPads meet the needs of a 21st-century education

arrow Reviewing what this book is — and is not

It’s nine and a half inches long and only one third of an inch thick. At less than a pound and a half`, it can go anywhere with you. It boasts a crystal-clear display, has a microphone and two cameras, and is a great little device for taking photos and video. Whether you prefer to prop it up on a table or lay it in your lap, just tap a button, and you’ll instantly connect with people and information anywhere on the planet. Yes, the iPad is the face of modern technology . . . and given the opportunity, technology such as the iPad has the potential to revitalize our educational systems.

Investigating New Educational Models

We’ve come a long way in such a short time. Many of us grew up in an age of relative stability. Personal computing was still in its infancy, and we’d never heard of anything called the Internet. If you wanted to communicate with your cousin in another country, you’d pull out a pen and paper, write a letter, slap on a stamp, and walk to the ...

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