“The first seven ‘Steve JobsSchools’ officially opened their doors in the Netherlands on Wednesday, kicking off an ambitious experiment in child education where Apple’s iPad is the main cog of the learning apparatus, acting as a hub for all daily activities,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Instead of textbooks, rigid schedules and a highly structured course of study, students are given a portable ‘virtual school’ consisting of a single iPad loaded with specialized apps,” Campbell reports. “The Education for a New Era Foundation (O4NT), which developed the principles behind the teaching method, opened its first set of schools in the towns of Sneek, Breda, Almere, Emmen, Heenvliet and Amsterdam.”
Campbell reports, “The ‘Master Steve JobsSchool’ in Sneek and the ‘Steve JobsSchool Breda’ will incorporate the iPad-driven curriculum at all grade levels, while the other five plan to start first with lower grades and expand upward.”
More info and photos of the students with their iPads in the full article here.
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