Wednesday, January 5, 2011

iPads in class

Right now we are using iPads in our web 2.0 class. I think that the iPads are great and pretty easy to use. A negative part of the ipad is the touch screen. I don't Like using the touch screen keyboard. I think the touch screen keyboard takes much longer to type than a normal keyboard would. I do not like that you have to press a button to get keys with numbers and different symbols. Overall I do like using the iPad because it is easy to use.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Predictions of 2011

I just read an article by Ellen Ullman about predictions of 2011. Some predictions are there will be no textbooks in schools and technology will be used in schools. I think it would be great if textbooks were no longer used in schools. Most textbooks are big and heavy and a pain to carry around. If students could access books on the internet it would be much more convinent. I also think it is a great idea for technology to be used in schools. Technology can have a positive impact on the learning enviornment. Once technology is in schools I think students will do better in school. Technology makes learning more interesting and fun and I think students are more likely to pay attention if they are using technology which they are comfortable and familiar with.