I’ll be perfectly up front about this – while I had some interest in this application, I mainly downloaded it so I could fill in a quick survey and get a $10 iTunes card. As it turns out, even if I didn’t get my survey submitted in time to get the gift card, I’m glad I made the purchase. I don’t know how close the story is to the original book, but it’s certainly more interesting than the classic MGM film starring Judy Garland (no offense to the film, which I do enjoy). Additionally, the interactivity with the images on screen – and occasionally the words – is actually quite fun. Now I just need to let my kids look through it…
Disney's 1967 film The Jungle Book holds a special place in my heart. It was the very first movie I saw in a theatre, and I'm told that at one point, I stood up and yelled 'Go get him, Baloo!' So I was excited to see the new Disney app
based on the classic film, which is in turn based on Rudyard Kipling's stories from 1894. I was not disappointed.
Learning is an act of assembly. The iPad textbook initiative goes some way toward the assembly of content, but it remains artifact-centric. In other words, the world moves from revolving around a next book, to revolving around an e-textbook.
Here are the advantages I see to the current approach: