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iPads do not advance learning

In a $1 billion plan to improve education and give students equal opportunity in the classroom, the Los Angeles Unified School District gave 47,000 iPads to students in 13 schools. Unfortunately, the education plan has not been successful. There are currently 71 iPads missing, 69 of them being from one campus, Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills. In an article on the Los Angeles Times,... 

There are too many apps for that

There are too many apps for that
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Last year’s release of the iPhone 4 and the iPad brought thousands lining up at Apple stores across the country. On the first day of release the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million units and the iPad sold 8.25 million units from April 2010 through December 2010, according to Apple. When Apple or any other company releases a new gadget, people feel they have to have it. Even... 

Students, faculty put iPads to the test in class

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer The University of La Verne has chosen a diverse group of six people to test Apple iPads, including two students, two faculty and two administrators. Those chosen tried out these iPads for a period of time and blogged about their experience. Nori Murphy, assistant director of Center for Teaching and Learning, was one of the brains behind this pilot. “The plan is to have... 

Technology Review: iPad or iFad?

Mark Vidal Editorial Director You may have wanted it even before Apple Inc. finished engineering it. Is it because popular tech culture automatically seduces us into loving anything Apple produces? Or is Apple really that good at meeting the people’s needs and wants? After Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad on Jan. 27, for many the answer was a “yes” and a “maybe.” A poll taken by online retailer... 
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