The digital classroom is getting even closer to being a reality with interactive study aids such as Focus on Earthquakes, a comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of earthquakes.
There's no denying the iPad can "resolutionize" how students consume, interact with and comprehend subjects that are otherwise antiquated by outdated textbooks that are in dire need of updating. Sure, it would be expensive to outfit every student with a $500 iPad, but think about all the money that is spent on paperback textbooks that need to be updated every year.
What if a school could get a digital license that would "automagically" beam interactive masterpieces such as Focus on Earthquakes that not only gives the student an in-depth and up-to-date account of earthquakes, but also treats them to beautifully designed illustrations, photos and narrated animations that help present challenging concepts in a visually brilliant way? What if, right?
Well, while we wait for tablets to take over textbooks, I highly recommend checking out this app, which was written by renowned professors and Earth science authors Ed Tarbuck and Fred Lutgens and illustrated by Dennis Tasa. (more...)