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The Recalibration of Play

Am I worried about the proliferation of digital devices in our homes and schools? Not really. I’m more concerned that parents, when with their children at home, are simply using tablets, laptops, iPod Touch’s, Xbox consoles, etc. as a distraction device. An easy opportunity to abdicate parenting to the device itself. This is clearly wrong. Those parents have…

My Thoughts: iBooks 2, iTunes U App & iBooks Author

According to Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing and Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Internet Software and Services, there are: over 1.5 million iPads in use in education institutions over 1,000 one-to-one iPad deployments in K-12 schools over 700 million downloads at iTunes U over 500,000 audio or video offerings  available on…

What If We Rented Tablets?

According to IDC, there were 18 million tablets shipped in 2010. The organization also believes that more than 46 million tablets will ship by 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57.4%. How does that stack up against PCs and laptops? IDC expects 398 million portable PCs will be shipped in 2014. Not…

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