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Indian schools bid goodbye to textbooks
Can you see fifth standard students engaging voluntarily in studies? Now it is becoming common as the schools have started using iPads rather than text books in the classrooms.
A universal school in Mumbai has already started implementing this concept and every student in the school has an iPad and iPod and the teaching process is mainly with the iPad apps. They don't have a computer class but still all the students are provided with Macbook airs.
Currently lot of schools in India are introducing the Apple gadgets as a part of their curriculum. Will the physical textbooks manage to survive in their new digital era?
On Thursday, in an educational event, Apple has launched its new app iBook 2 which is an application to digitize the textbooks. Read out article on Apple to digitize the textbooks. This app will bring the interactive textbooks to the iPhone and iPad.
The company has also launched the iBooks Author, a new application that is free on the Mac AppStore. This can be used to create a textbook.
Across the world, there are over 1.5 million iPads that are used for educational purposes. The AppStore has over 20,000 apps for the education and learning activities.