Results 1 to 4 of 4

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Revolutionary 'Steve Jobs Schools' Coming to the Netherlands

  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,781
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,480 Times in 566 Posts

    Default 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 akin to the objective outlined. 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

  2. #2
    Livin the iPhone Life steve-z17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,259
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 144 Times in 123 Posts

    Sounds pretty sweet! They should expand around the world

  3. #3
    Why not here at USA?

    Oh yeah that's right , they have MIT

  4. #4
    iPhone? More like MyPhone HovikGas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    176
    Thanks
    170
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts

    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.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •