2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2013 12:44 PM by mjohnson RSS

New iOS Features That Would be Useful in Education

mjohnson Novice
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The newest operating system for iPads, iPhones and iPod touches is expected to be unveiled later this month (June 2013). One of the hot rumors is that

 

itwill include "AirDrop" which would allow users to share files between iOS devices (and possibly mac computers) without the need for a wi-fi or

cellular connection or any kind of storage service. This would make it very easy for students to share files with each other and with their teachers. Do you see this as a positive new feature in education? Why or why not?

 

If you could suggest new features for iOS devices that would make it easier to use in an educational setting, what would it be?

  • Re: New iOS Features That Would be Useful in Education
    bsdesantis Novice
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    Marc,

    If you are in a one-to-one school or are a Mac school- I can see the advantage.  But our district is neither.I am hoping we will become a Google school - that might be the best sharing platform for us.

    Barbara

    • Re: New iOS Features That Would be Useful in Education
      mjohnson Novice
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      Barbara:

       

      You are correct, to use the AirDrop feature to the fullest, you would need to be all iOS devices and Macs at this point if you want to exchange files with a computer. We can hope that they might open it up more as time moves on - or a third party developer would find a way to make it work with other platforms.

       

      You make a good point about Google Apps for Education (GAFE). I'd like to see those apps better integrated with iOS. Some of the Google Apps work OK on the iOS platform right now, but not all of them. That would certainly be on my wish list for new iOS features!

       

      Marc

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