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Using Tablets in Assistive Technology #1

One promise on the horizon in the field of assistive technology is the promise of the usage of tablets. With the use of tablets, devices could be customized to meet the needs of the individual students. Specific apps that could downloaded on the tablet that could provide services needed for each student. In fact in Nova University is currently…


Added by Steve Tanksley on October 16, 2011 at 11:50pm — No Comments

eTextbook Update

According to the Columbus Dispatch, some Democratic legislators in state of Ohio are pursuing mandatory e-textbooks for college students. The hope is that it will reduce the cost of textbooks for college students by as much as 50%. Should save a lot of trees and money on chiropractor bills, as well.

Added by Steve Tanksley on March 25, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Learning and Technology PhD at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

If anyone is interested in advancing their education in educational technology, I highly recommend the Learning and Technology program at UNLV. The L & T program is a joint program of the Curriculum and Instruction Department and the highly regarded Educational Psychology Department. The faculty are wonderful teachers and noted scholars in the field.

As many of you are aware, educational technology is rapidly growing emerging field of research in the field of education. If any of… Continue

Added by Steve Tanksley on December 15, 2009 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

Digital Textbook Idea Spreading

The Lone Star State has jumped into the move toward digital textbooks. A recent bill signed by Gov. Perry allows for school districts to have more flexible spending with their textbook money to incorporate technology. This will allow districts to invest in other ways that may be far more affordable adding more "bang for the buck". California and Texas usually set the trend for how education goes, due to their large populations. Here is the… Continue

Added by Steve Tanksley on June 29, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Web Quest for Lego Mindstorms NXT

If any of you use or interested in using the Lego Mindstorms NXT, I recently made a Web Quest to use in the classroom. It includes printable handouts that can be used in the activity, as well as lots of resources on getting started.

The Web Quest can be found at:

Added by Steve Tanksley on June 28, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

More on digital textbooks

ABC has a very comprehensive story on the Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to switch to digital textbooks. For those into ed tech, it is a story to follow.

Added by Steve Tanksley on June 21, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Textbooks going the way of the 8 track tape?

Interestingly enough mostly reported in foreign newspapers, Gov. Schwarzenegger of California is seriously thinking about doing away with textbooks in high schools in order to cut costs in the long run. Personally, I like this idea. Can you imagine all the trees we can save? However, not everyone is for the idea, there is thing called accessibility to content that has to be worked out.

Here is the story… Continue

Added by Steve Tanksley on June 16, 2009 at 10:38pm — 2 Comments


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