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5 Reasons The OLPC Tablet Could Replace Classroom iPads | Edudemic


5 Reasons The OLPC Tablet Could Replace Classroom iPads | Edudemic.

While I am looking forward to trying out an XO-3, I have quite frankly been underwhelmed by my iPad.  I need a computer on which I can do sustained work, write long texts, move easily between screens and interfaces.  The iPad doesn’t do those things very well (although I probably need to get better working with my device, too).

I’m also interested in seeing if the XO, whether XO-1 or XO 3, can really handle sustained work. The Journal should be key to that process–it now seems a bit like the Evernote App–and the Portfolio activity should allow for better collection and presentation of the information.

And of course to get really sustained work done, whether via pad or tablet or XO, we need good curriculum design that recognizes what these devices can do to support learning, collaboration, and sustained engagement.

One comment on “5 Reasons The OLPC Tablet Could Replace Classroom iPads | Edudemic

  1. Bob Braxton
    January 10, 2012

    similar to your experience is mine with iPod touch which until now sits on the shelf. After trips (three) to Kenya with OLPC systems I can also see the challenge of the version 1 and agree about the importance of engaging curriculum in addition.

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