Back in January, Apple unveiled iPad textbooks, which they said would revolutionize classrooms and be what students of the future would use to learn. Fast forward nine months, and Apple’s dream hasn’t taken off. On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled Whispercast, which lets organizations like schools easily deploy Kindle content to students on Kindles and devices with the Kindle app, making it an awesome fit for the classroom. Imagine teachers being able to quickly and easily pass out nightly reading or an assignment to their class with just a few button presses. Couple that with the over 200,000 eTextbooks available in the Kindle store, and Amazon is making a strong case that every student should have a Kindle. Considering you can get a Kindle Fire for as little as $159, it’s a lot more economically feasible than spending $500 on an iPad… or however much the iPad Mini will cost. In the battle of the classroom, round one goes to Amazon.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).