On the new “MacVoices” (http://www.macvoices.com), Fraser Speirs of Connected Flow guests.
He’s not just a software and app developer, but also teaches computing in a local school. For this school year, the school decided to give every student an iPad, and to integrate Apple’s latest device into the teaching methodology in a big way. Speirs explains how the decision came about, the cost of funding the project, and why it was viewed as a favorable investment in the future.
He covers training, app picks and management, iPad acceptable use issues both at school and at home, and some of the issues they are having with current Apple App Store policies. Hoping that other schools around the world will undertake similar projects, Speirs provides some recommendations on the process, how to plan, and some of the decisions that have to be made with regard to many of the online educational resources.
“MacVoices” is an Internet show and podcast that delivers in-depth discussions with the most influential people in the Mac industry, as well as “the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Apple community,” according to host Chuck Joiner.