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  • Revolutionary 'Steve Jobs Schools' Coming to the Netherlands


    Last spring, educators in the Netherlands sparked international headlines with their plan to proceed with the development and launch of so-called “Steve Jobs schools.”

    Intending to bring the late Apple co-founder's vision for technology's indispensable presence in the classroom one step closer to reality, the plan calls for the design of an entirely iPad-based education system.

    On Tuesday, Spiegel Online International reported that eleven "Steve Jobs schools" will open this August.

    For now, we can confirm that Amsterdam will host at least one facility. Today's report notes that approximately 1,000 children (ages 4-12) will attend the schools. They'll be there without pens, paper, notebooks, books, or the usual school supplies with which we all grew up. Each student, however, will have one thing we didn't: an iPad.

    Only in exceptional cases will a teacher direct classes in groups. Normally, the children will learn by calling up a learning app on their iPad -- which will be turned into a sort of interactive, multimedia schoolbook -- whenever they want.
    The Steve Jobs school (that's what the report calls it although it remains to be seen if the moniker will be official) will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 on every workday.

    Source: Spiegel Online International
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Revolutionary 'Steve Jobs Schools' Coming to the Netherlands started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Sounds pretty sweet! They should expand around the world
    1. garfielgato2's Avatar
      garfielgato2 -
      Why not here at USA?

      Oh yeah that's right , they have MIT
    1. HovikGas's Avatar
      HovikGas -
      Quote Originally Posted by garfielgato2 View Post
      Why not here at USA?

      Oh yeah that's right , they have MIT
      Right, our higher education is awesome, but our K-12 sucks. That's why we are in dire need of a revolution in primary education.