The Library of Birmingham (LoB) will open in 2013 as a world-class centre for culture, learning and knowledge, rewriting the book for public libraries in the 21st century. ‘Rewriting the Book‘, which is integral to the new LoB brand, recognises and embraces the present and future challenge to libraries……….The journey for the LoB has only just started. As the building takes shape in Centenary Square a parallel change has started only a few hundred yards away in the Central Library. Change is ultimately about people – the technology helps make the change and often enables it to happen in new ways, but without the vision and drive of the people who deliver the services it becomes just another technology fad. How we employ the technology into current and new services to enrich the lives of visitors to the new library – both physical and digital – is the true test of our vision. To address this challenge the LoB has defined the ‘Five Libraries’ concept which establishes a clear structure for change incorporating all that is good about the library concept but also embracing the need for a transformational approach to the digital agenda of the day.
At San Francisco University High School, they embarked on an exciting step forward in their academic and technological growth, through the introduction last fall of a 1:1 iPad program. Through this program, every student received an iPad during the opening days of the 2011–2012 school year. With such great strides come a lot of questions. Still wondering how certain aspects of this program could work for your own institution? A read-through the iPad Initiative Implementation Team Answers to FAQs will provide you with all the necessary guidance through the entire process…
Educational apps are becoming more prevalent with each passing day. Apple Inc. reported in January that more than 20,000 apps specifically geared toward education are available in its App Store. And with more students than ever having access to smartphones, growth in the educational app market may continue to rise.
In this article college students, struggling to manage a full academic and social schedule, will find some great apps they could largely benefit from.
For those of you who haven’t come across it, Evernote is a remember-everything app. It remembers, everything. When used to its full potential, it has the capacity to improve the productivity of our students. Here are 10 reasons it could help to do just that, with a particular focus on the role of Evernote in 1:1 iPad schemes. .
1.5 Million Lessons And Growing: ShowMe App Emerges as Leader in iPad Digital Education Revolution | Singularity Hub
ShowMe, like other whiteboard apps, captures what users draw on the iPad screen but it also records their voice. Creations are then stored and can be shared with others. For users, ShowMe capitalizes on the touch computing of the iPad, which feels more interactive than a mouse and keyboard, but it also provides the “pen on paper” look-and-feel