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Tablets and Education

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Tablets and Education Telautograph patented
in 1888 by Elisha Gray Recorded electric
impulses by potentiometers and transmitted
them to a receiving station attached to a pen
that would write based on the transmission Allowed "one to transmit his own handwriting
to a distant point over a two-wire circuit." Josh Tubbs COR 320-06
Spring 2013 An Early Step Bibliography An Evolution Since Then http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/ Science Fiction NewsPad
"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) Couse, Leslie J., and Dora W. Chen. "A Tablet Computer For Young Children? Exploring Its Viability For Early Childhood Education." Journal Of Research On Technology In Education 43.1 (2010): 75-98. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. Dynabook 1968
(never made) Apple Bashful 1978
(never released) Cuneiform Clay
Tablet Slate chalkboard
used in schools From the beginning uses of
tablets for communication,
the idea of a portable form
of information gathering,
storage and sharing has
shaped the way we connect with
each other and teach our students. GRiD Systems
GRiDPad 1988 At first, the idea of a light-weight, low-cost electronic device with a touch screen, keyboard and internet connection was radical, which meant that many ideas never went past drawings or prototypes. In Recent Years And Now? Impacts on Life and Media Uses for the Classroom The Future? "A Day Made of Glass...Made Possibly By Corning" Impacts:Pushing Forward or Holding Back? "iPads in the Clasroom" Now What? Wang Laboratories
Freestyle 1989
-Stylus based system
-Write on documents
that would be emailed AT&T EO 1993
had a cell phone, modem,
fax, microphone, calendar,
database program, and word processor crammed
into one device The Growing Apple Dynasty A higher demand for efficient collaboration and convenient tools inspired tablet-like devices to combine technologies and companies to combine forces PADD Devices
"Star Trek: Next Generation"
(1987-1994) Transparent screens in
"Minority Report" (2002) The idea of tablet devices
has been in our minds for a
while, and has even evolved in film from portable screens, to tablets similar to those today, to retractable transparent screens. Some say inspiration for our real technology has come from films like these. Apple Newton 1993 "While there were tablet computers before the iPad, it isn't a stretch to say that the iPad sold more in it's first year of existence than all preceding tablets put together." ("The Rise of the Tablet") In 2011, Steve Jobs claimed we have moved into a post-PC era. (Ip) The iPad is filling a space that computers
could not before, but is it a need? More people now are considering an iPad over a netbook or laptop. (Hardy) The form, speed, convenience and range of media of the iPad has put it first in the minds of consumers over similar products, and Apple's frequent upgrading of devices has helped it to dominate the tablet market by providing several well-known products and pushing the idea of "sleek, new and fast." (Ip) "Despite increased competition from other operating systems and hardware on a near-constant basis, Apple has retained its leadership role in the current tablet craze." (PCMag) Apple iPad 2010 The Microsoft
Tablet PC: Did it
ever stand a chance? iPad with Retina display and iPad mini Samsung Galaxy S
Tab 2 10.1 Kindle Fire HD Tablets have changed our interaction with not only text-based resources, but also the average media we would come across throughout the day - advertisements, news, videos and other information. Tablets like these have altered how we interact with the average media we've become used to, and now those media are changing their ways on how to reach us. While tablet users are about 11% of computer users, about 53% of those users read the news on a daily basis. Tablet users tended to be more avid
readers than non-tablet users. While there is a general trend of moving
from print to tablet or e-readers, few
people said they would pay for the news. 4% of young professionals and college
students said their main source of
information is a newspaper The younger the generation, the more
mobile and connected they are than the
generation before them. Tablets have become
a sign of the next
generation, where
their use determines
what medium is successful over others. The phrase, "there's an app for that" has taken on a meaning such that if there isn't an app for it, there is no "it." -(Miller, "The Great Tablet Hope") McLuhan's Tetrad on Tablets for Students "The device that changed everything is now changing the classroom." Record students learning through apps, notes and information-keeping functions Connect with people outside the classroom with social media and communication utilities Access thousands of books at various levels, which children can use to interact with and review text and skills Apps! Apps for Sale! Montessori Numbers Word Grab Phonetics Assistive Chat Allow students with special needs to communicate with Augmentative Alternated Communication Device Apps Practice several subjects at a wide range of grade levels Interactive Alphabet Audobon Mammals Tablets are one marker of how we are going to be interacting with our media. Fast, accessibly, easy and all at the same time if we please Children who are being taught in electronic-rich classes are an example of what our classrooms and education could look like, but use of these devices should be thoughtful and relevant. If a medium wants to be successful, it needs to be able to interact with us directly through our devices. Our technology is creating new demands for the media that wants to get our attention. The medium might not be shaping us. With these devices, we can shape the medium. "The Rise Of The Tablet." Library Technology Reports 48.3 (2012): 7-13. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. Sanders, Paul. "Top 10 Tablet Devices in Science Fiction." Conduce.net. Conduce Group, 18 Apr. 2012. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. Miller, Ron. "The Great Tablet Hope." Econtent 35.1 (2012): 32. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. Ip, Winnie. "Ergonomics In A Changing World." Industrial Engineer: IE 44.11 (2012): 40-44. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. Hourcade, Juan, Natasha Bullock-Rest, and Thomas Hansen. "Multitouch Tablet Applications And Activities To Enhance The Social Skills Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders." Personal & Ubiquitous Computing 16.2 (2012): 157-168. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. "History of the Tablet." Pcmag.com. PCMag, 7 Aug. 2011. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. "History of Tablet Computers." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 16 Jan. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2013. Hardy, Lawrence. "The Tablet Revolution." American School Board Journal 200.2 (2013): 10-13. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. (Ip) ("History of Tablet Computers") ("History of the Tablet") (Sanders) ("History of the Tablet") (Hourcade; Couse) ENHANCES REVERSES RETRIEVES OBSOLESCES -information access
-engagement in
content -connection from
physical world -independent work
-reading and learning
alone -books, newspapers
-computers, TV ("McLuhan's Laws of Media") "McLuhan's Laws of Media." Horton.edu. Horton High School, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <http://www.horton.ednet.ns.ca/staff/scottbennett/media/>. "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." -Marshall McLuhan
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