Free Interactive IPad App Teaches About American Government

Thanks to @Diane_Boni for the heads up on this opportunity

Now available as a free app for the iPad tablet computer, and also on the web, is Civic Quotes, a new Center on Congress resource that uses notable quotations and images to teach about American government and citizenship in an engaging, interactive way.

This project is viewable across multiple formats:

The Civic Quotes project includes 64 notable quotations – from a variety of U.S. government leaders over the years – that cover four main topics: representative democracy, role and impact of government, democratic process/compromise, and citizen participation.

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IPads Replacing Textbooks

Thanks to conversations with Sarah Rodgers from Arcadia High School I just recently purchased an IPhone to go along with my IPad.  They work in perfect synergy.  Sarah sent me this post:

Preliminary news from today’s keynote on education looks like a fantastic argument for ipads in the classroom.  If teachers are going to integrate this technology they need access to it.  I am excited to find out more about apple’s idea for interactive textbooks.  Very little information about what this will look like so far, but it does beg the question about how much we should spend on “dead-tree textbooks.”