Apple announced the reinvention of the textbook last week when they launched iBooks 2.
- 20,000 education apps built for iPad
- 100,000s of books in iBook store
- 1.5 million iPads are currently in use in educational institutions and schools
- iTunes U has seen over 700 million downloads
- Video, interactive features, search, common iPad “gestures” like pinch to zoom, swipe, and tap
- Portrait mode is optimized for reading
- Highlighting and note-taking
- Study cards from notes and glossary terms
- Textbooks not available on iPhone or iPod
- iBook Author only available for Mac
Genesis Technologies offers discounts of up to 85% for homeschoolers. This is a great way to get a discount on software.
Jay Ryan’s Celestial Almanack will have you looking up when you step outside at night.
Video review of the Belkin TuneDok. It’s a great accessory for keeping your iPod or iPhone safe in your vehicle.
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