The Next Big Thing in Digital Education

“The next big thing…” is a big promise and the one being made by McGraw-Hill Higher Education as they begin rolling out the latest version of their Connect online content, now integrated with the Blackboard learning management system (promo video —...

Brain Meets iPad

My post of a cat playing with an iPad was a placeholder until the initial hype died down and more reasoned reviews started coming in. Lee Wilson, President of PCI Education, wrote a very cogent post titled iPad for Education Revisited that praises the iPad’s...

Cat Meets iPad

No way around it this is a silly cat video, but it’s worth it (thanks Ecks & Gizmodo). Backstory: I decided to wait for the initial product shakeout and a v2 release of the iPad before buying one. After seeing this I wish I’d gotten in line early and...

When Toys & Virtual Worlds Collide

When the annual New York Toy Fair and the virtual world conference Engage Expo filled the Jacob Javit’s Center during the same week in mid-February, the two events showcased more than any one person could absorb. Fortunately Warren Buckleitner (Childrens...

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