Today, Apple’s education event: Everything you need to know in one handy list was published on TNW. It’s about how Apple is investing in education, again.
Apple’s Macintosh Computer System was the only computer system I ever used (other than some drafting, robotics and video production systems), while I was in school, from grade K-12. I learned to type, write papers and write code, all on Apple equipment.
Even back then, I knew this day was coming…
I’ve had conversations, in the past, about the need for this type of technology in schools.
Now, the new iBooks 2 App, in combination with the iPad, will revolutionize education. It will re-engage students in the classroom. It will cut the cost of books. It will cut overhead on school districts. It can decrease the effect mass-produced text books have on the environment (Less need for paper means less trees cut down). Most importantly, it has the ability to keep education current, instead of the traditional, out of date, text-book.
This is a long time coming, and I’m glad Apple is the one to pioneer it. I can’t wait to see this in use and you can bet my family will participate.