Rumor has it that Apple is planning to hold a media event in New York later this month. While the meeting itself has not officially been confirmed, many are speculating on what will be announced/discussed. One theme that is continually being floated around by Cult of Mac and others it that this will be a publishing/book-focused event wherein Apple revolutionizes education or publishing at large or both.
As a teacher, I would love to see digital, app-esque textbooks take the education world by storm. The more information—and the more different types of information—that the student can have to learn from, the better. Pictures in textbooks often help to highlight the written content, but how cool and beneficial would it be if the students could explore the images via the iPad’s multi-touch UI, making these side elements into vital parts of the content?