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Apple's iPad Textbook Initiative Doesn't Go Far Enough

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:



Striding Bird strides into our hearts on the iPad

Striding Bird strides into our hearts on the iPad

Melbourne, Australia - Comicorp presents Striding Bird, a loveable character with a meaningful tale to share amongst everyone and anyone open to learning something new about life.


Scott's Submarine is 50% off 'til midnight

Scott's Submarine is 50% off 'til midnight

February 25, 2012

Scott's Submarine, an interactive book app for kids for iPad and iPhone, is 50% off until midnight today ($1.99).

The app is currently #1 in several countries in the Appstore Books category and even reached #1 and #3 position overall in Spain and France! Not bad for a children's book!

Get it before it's back to its original price!

http://itunes.com/apps/scottssubmarine (designed both for iPad and iPhone)

The app is also available on the Android Market.


Kick-Off Makes its Debut!

Kick-Off Makes its Debut!

Wednesday, 1st February 2012.The world’s first fully interactive e-book about the history of football was launched today through MAGapp on the iTunes store. For $2.99 Kick-Off iPad edition, packs as much excitement into an e-book as you would be likely to find in the stands at Wembley on match day! Charting the history football from its first beginnings in 3B.C. right through to the excitement and flare of the 1960’s.


A first look at the free iBooks 2 app and free sample textbook

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I'm still excited about Thursday's event and Apple's new education/textbook initiative. You can read my overview here, and my first look at the free iTunes U app here. And now I want to take a first look at the new version of the iBooks app, called iBooks 2.



Review: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media

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I feel like I should begin this review with a rhyme, but alas I have nothing so some other time.  Anyway, I typically don’t stray far from games when it comes to writing reviews, because that’s what I have the most experience with.  However, when I was presented with the opportunity to review this particular omBook from Oceanhouse Media I was intrigued enough to give it a try.  I’m glad I did.  The Bippolo Seed and other Lost Tales is not only an entertaining read (or listen, depending on tastes), but it’s actually given me a reason to sit down and spend “iPad time” with my son, whereas usually my endeavors into the iOS world are a solo effort.



Word of Promise Brings the Bible Alive

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As a child I was raised to believe in God and go to church.  However when my parents were divorced I was left to continue my journey alone.  As a teenager I took the wrong path, and left the church.  It wasn’t until my 6 year old daughter brought me back to the church that I renewed my faith in God through the Holy Spirit, and  I vowed not to stray again.  Ever since that day I have been looking for a way to make it fun for my children to learn the bible and hear the word of God.



What I read this week - Great FREE reads available on iBooks!

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First want to wish all of our readers a wonderful holiday and a safe and prosperous new year! For this installment of "What I ...." (yes, usually "played") instead of recent games I played, am instead focusing on some recent great reads I have found (via iBooks): Spinward Fringe, Turing Evolved, and Peace Warrior. All are excellent military sci-fi reads and free, so if SF is your thing then go grab them while they remain available gratis. If you like them as much as I did, then don't hesitate in supporting the authors, and buying the sequels or other works...



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