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May 4, 2011No Comments

Digital Books & Education

Lately I’ve been watching closely how new digital tools and Apps are shaking the Education field and how they can be used not only to improve the students’ potential for learning, but also making it easier for educators to focus on what they do best, provide this learning.

I plan to expand more on this subject in the coming months, as I get to work closely with leaders in the field who are revolutionizing their classrooms by adding to their student’s learning experiences through the use of innovative ideas and these digital tools.

As a passionate reader and learner myself, I’m also very excited to see that in the connected world we live in, there are some new groundbreaking ideas on how reading a book can be transformed into a more involved and engaging experience. The video below is just a little teaser as to the great potential found in the publishing and education industries.

In this video, software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad — with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with. The book is “Our Choice,” Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth.”

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