Piloting iPads in library settings | Not So Distant Future.
“After I saw our students playing chess on their iPads in our library cafe area last spring, I knew that it was time that we get on board and look at the role iPads could play in our technology/e-book offerings on campus. Watching students using iPads, I could see the engagement and enthusiasm and interactivity that a larger but portable device had to offer.
It’s large enough so students can gather around it, sit with their heads over it watching or reading the same thing, but small enough to be very portable–and that communal, social use is what I’m witnessing in the library and elsewhere.
So we’re fortunate that after some district discussion, our library is piloting the use of six iPads which are housed in and issued from the library. During the pilot, we are starting with a group of six iPads that can be used in the classroom in small group settings, for individual use by teachers or students, or for use in the library, and we’ll be doing informal surveys as we assess these uses….”
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