martes, diciembre 31, 2013

Pop Danthology 2013 (by Daniel Kim)

Al final del año aparecen una serie de Mashups con las canciones más destacadas del año. Para este 2013 he seleccionado el Mashup titulado Pop Danthology 2013 de Daniel Kim (kimaginati0n).

Pop Danthology 2013 - Mashup of 68 songs!

(In alphabetical order by artist)
Anna Kendrick – “Cups (When I’m Gone)”
Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – “This Is What It Feels Like”
A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam – “Wild For The Night”
Avicii – “Wake Me Up”
Avril Lavigne – “Here’s To Never Growing Up”
Bastille – “Pompeii”
Bauuer – “Harlem Shake”
Bingo Players feat. Far East Movement – “Get Up (Rattle)”
Britney Spears – “Ooh La La”
Britney Spears – “Work B**ch”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
Bruno Mars – “When I Was Your Man”
Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar – “Thinking About You”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Capital Cities – “Safe And Sound”
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
Drake feat. Majid Jordan – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Ellie Goulding – “Burn”
Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – “I Love It (I Don’t Care)”
Imagine Dragons – Demons
Jason Derulo – “The Other Side”
Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Kelly Clarkson – “Catch My Breath”
Ke$ha – “C’mon”
Ke$ha feat. – “Crazy Kids”
Krewella – “Alive”
Lady Gaga – “Applause”
Lana Del Rey – “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)”
Lorde – “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert – “Same Love”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Maroon 5 – “Daylight”
Maroon 5 – “Love Somebody”
Martin Garrix – “Animals”
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs feat. Kyle – “Hey Now”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – “La La La”
One Direction – “Best Song Ever”
One Direction – “Story Of My Life”
OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
OneRepublic – “If I Lose Myself”
Passenger – “Let Her Go”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – “Timber”
Pitbull feat. TJR – “Don’t Stop The Party”
PSY – “Gentleman”
Rihanna – “Pour It Up”
Rihanna feat. David Guetta – “Right Now”
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
Robin Thicke feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Give It 2 U”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I., Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”
Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”
Selena Gomez – “Slow Down”
Taylor Swift – “22”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble” feat. Britney Spears – “Scream & Shout” feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)”
Zedd feat. Foxes – “Clarity”
Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – “Stay The Night”

YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?

Para hoy el vídeo de YouTube para celebrar el año 2013 con su iniciativa YouTube Rewind 2013:

YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?

To celebrate 2013, we invited some YouTubers to star in a mashup of popular moments this year. Can you spot all the references? WATCH THE TOP VIDEOS OF 2013:

Can you name all the YouTube stars in the video? Did you get all the references to the top videos and memes of the year? (Also look for the secret, easter egg video annotations!)

lunes, diciembre 30, 2013

TOP 10 vídeos virales Youtube 2013

Vía el artículo YouTube reveals 2013's top 10 viral videos, times have changed (by CNET), posteo el TOP 10 de los vídeos virales del año 2013 en Youtube...

TOP 10 vídeos virales Youtube 2013
Here's the full top 10 list for 2013:

1. Ylvis - "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" by tvnorge

2. "Harlem Shake (original army edition)" by kennethaakonsen
3. "How Animals Eat Their Food" | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann
4. "Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)" by SteveKardynal
5. "baby&me / the new evian film" by EvianBabies
6. Volvo Trucks - "The Epic Split feat. Van Damme" by VolvoTrucks
7. "YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)" by thelonelyisland
8. "Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise" by CarrieNYC
9. "THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading" by BadLipReading
10. "Mozart vs. Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2" by ERB

Podéis ver todos los vídeos en YouTube Rewind 2013

domingo, diciembre 29, 2013

Adventure Is Calling (by Shane Black)

Espectaculares imágenes del cielo en diferentes lugares... todo ello en el vídeo titulado Adventure Is Calling (by Shane Black) que encontré en Vimeo:

Adventure Is Calling (by Shane Black)

This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones... adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others. This trip was a constant test for me, as we had such short and limited time in nearly all of the spots we visited. In most cases, I'd have to hurry out of the van with all of my gear and find a decent composition in a very short amount of time as soon as we would arrive at the location. It was a constant race against the light.

During those 2 months, we traveled across 32 states , visited 13 national and state parks, and drove nearly 13,000 miles in a (somewhat) trusty old Dodge Caravan... with no cruise control. It was an adventure that gave us many memories that we will all hold onto for many years to come. I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful this world is and how much is really out there.

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sábado, diciembre 28, 2013

Top 10 localizaciones Instagram

Vía el post Top Locations on Instagram in 2013 (del blog de Instagram) os traigo el ranking de las localizaciones con más fotos colgadas en Instagram.

Top 10 localizaciones Instagram
The Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2013

1. Siam Paragon (สยามพารากอน) shopping mall, Bangkok, Thailand

2. Times Square, New York

3. Disneyland, California

4. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas

5. Disney World Florida

6. Staples Center, Los Angeles

7. Central Park, New York

8. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

9. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ, Bangkok, Thailand

10. The High Line, New York

viernes, diciembre 27, 2013


Una de las series que seguí durante este año 2013 fue Banshee. La serie Banshee se emite por Canal+ y Canal+ Series.

Banshee - Small Town. Big Secrets

Banshee es una serie producida por Alan Ball ('True Blood', 'A dos metros bajo tierra') que se sumerge en la América profunda con una perturbadora e intrigante fusión de drama policíaco y western contemporáneo que sigue la odisea de un ex convicto metido a sheriff en el que la tensión, la violencia, los secretos y las secuencias de acción (Premio Emmy en la categoría de mejores efectos visuales) son marca de la casa.

Banshee es una serie creada por David Schickler y Jonathan Tropper para HBO Cinemax, el canal de acción de HBO, y está dirigida por los veteranos Greg Yaitanes ('Damages') y S.J. Clarkson ('Dexter', 'House') y el reputado director danés Ole Christian Madsen ('Flame y Citrón').

El reparto de la serie Banshee lo componen: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane, Daniel Ross Owens, Lili Simmons, Ben Cross, Matthew Rauch

Para más información sobre la serie, nada mejor que visitar esta web: Banshee by Cinemax

jueves, diciembre 26, 2013

White Christmas (by Bing Crosby)

Hoy 26 de Diciembre de 2013 se celebra Sant Esteve o San Esteban! Espero que tengáis un buen día!!!

Para seguir con la racha de canciones navideñas, nada mejor que un clásico: White Christmas o I'm dreaming of a white Christmas de Bing Crosby:

Bing Crosby - White Christmas

Music video by Bing Crosby performing White Christmas. HLC Properties Ltd., under license to Beach Road Music, LLC

Bing on Facebook:

miércoles, diciembre 25, 2013

Bon Nadal - Feliz Navidad - Merry Christmas

Hoy es 25 de Diciembre del 2013, así que quiero desear FELIZ NAVIDAD a todos los lectores de!!!

Bon Nadal y un Feliç Any 2014 !!!

Feliz Navidad y un Próspero Año 2014 !!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 !!!

Y mi regalo es esta versión de John Lennon de Happy Christmas (War is over):

martes, diciembre 24, 2013

Jingle bells , Jingle bells

Hoy es Nochebuena (24 de Diciembre) y mañana Navidad (25 de Diciembre), así que el ambiente navideño invade nuestras casas para compartir con la familia comidas y cenas (y excesivo consumismo). A disfrutar lectores de !!!

Por si no ha llegado aún este espíritu navideño a vuestras casas, nada mejor que contagiarse de esta pegadiza canción...

Jingle bells , Jingle bells

lunes, diciembre 23, 2013

Wildlife Photographer 2013 (3/3)

Tercero y último post dedicado a las mejores fotografías presentadas en el concurso Wildlife Photographer 2013

Las fotos de los tres posts sobre Wildlife Photographer 2013 has sido extraídas de y Telegraph

A continuación la tercera parte de las mejores fotos del premio de fotografía Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013:

domingo, diciembre 22, 2013

Salt Flats World Record (by Shunji Yokokawa)

Curioso vídeo protagonizado por Shunji Yokokawa en el que viaja a Boneville Salt Flats para romper un récord de velocidad en tierra....

Shunji Yokokawa: Salt Flats World Record (by Vita Brevis Films)

During Speed Week of 2013, Shunji Yokokawa and his two man crew from Japan, traveled to the Bonneville Salt Flats to break a world land speed record. The trip was Shunji's first ever to the Salt Flats were racing and attempting to break the world record became more challenging than the crew had envisioned.

Starring: Shunji Yokokawa
Produced by: Vita Brevis Films
Directed by: Skylar Nielsen
Director of Photography: Ian Rigby
Camera Operator: Josh Fletcher
Coordinator: Bill Weppner
1st AC: Cafe De' Blaise
2nd AC: Marcus MacDonald
Title Design: Michael Hall
Music: Danger Mouse - Theme of Rome / Ennio Morricone - Faccia a Faccia

sábado, diciembre 21, 2013

Coche que esquiva obstáculos (by Ford)

La compañía automovilística Ford mostró la tecnología que ha desarrollado que posibilita que el propio coche evite de forma automática la colisión con vehículos, peatones u otros obstáculos.

El sistema desarrollado por Ford permite el escaneo de la calle o de la carretera en la que circula el coche, detectando cualquier obstáculo a 200 metros de distancia. Entonces emite un pitido que, en caso que el conductor no modifique su dirección, el sistema modificará la trayectoria para sortear el obstáculo o bien reducirá la velocidad hasta pararse...

Meet the advanced car that steers itself out of danger (by Ford)

Ford has revealed a test car equipped with technology that uses automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles that are stopped or slowing, or to avoid hitting a pedestrian.

Vía Este coche de Ford puede controlar el volante para esquivar obstáculos. Aun está por ver que sea buena idea (by Microsiervos)

viernes, diciembre 20, 2013

I'm Like a Bird (by Nelly Furtado)

Hoy viernes una de esas canciones que te hace volar: I'm Like a Bird (by Nelly Furtado)

Nelly Furtado - I'm Like A Bird

¿Os gusta Nelly Furtado? A mi sí!!!

Top 20 músicos mejor pagados 2013 (by Forbes)

Durante el año 2013, los cantantes y músicos mejor pagados, o que han conseguido más dinero han sido los que recoge el ranking de Forbes The World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013 y que os muestro a continuación.

TOP World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013

1. Madonna - 125 M$

2. Lady Gaga - 80 M$

3. Jon Bon Jovi - 79 M$

4. Toby Keith - 65 M$

5. Coldplay - 64 M$

6. Justin Bieber - 58 M$

7. Taylor Swift - 55 M$

8. Elton John - 54 M$

9. Beyoncé - 53 M$

10. Kenny Chesney - 53 M$

11. Sean Diddy Combs - 50 M$

12. Calvin Harris - 46 M$

13. Jennifer Lopez - 45 M$

14. Rihanna - 43 M$

15. Jay Z - 42 M$

16. Dr. Dre - 40 M$

17. Katy Perry - 39 M$

18. Tiesto - 32 M$

19. Carrie Underwood - 31 M$

20. David Getta - 20 M$

jueves, diciembre 19, 2013

Amazon Prime Air - dron de reparto

Vía el artículo How Amazon's Drone Delivery Service Could Benefit Artists (by The Creators Project) llegué hasta este interesante vídeo según la noticia verídica, aunque suene a hoax, que Amazon planea repartir en el futuro sus entregas mediante drones...

Amazon Prime Air

We're excited to share Prime Air - something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight. See page at

El dron que hará posible el reparto de los bultos que compremos en Amazon en unas futuras Navidades se llama Amazon Prime Air, y este es su aspecto:

miércoles, diciembre 18, 2013

Venganza 2: Conexión Estambul

Hace unas semanas tuve la oportunidad de ver por el iPlus del Canal+ la película Venganza 2: Conexión Estambul.

Se trata de una película con un claro hilo conductor: la venganza. Es de esos temas que hacen que las películas sean más viscerales y mantengan al espectador más clavado en su silla. Quizás no es el caso de Venganza 2: Conexión Estambul, pero si es verdad que engancha y que es una película recomendable.

La película Venganza 2: Conexión Estambul o Taken en el título original, es una secuela de la película Venganza o Taken dirigida en 2008 por Pierre Morel.

El film Venganza 2: Conexión Estambul está dirigido por Olivier Megaton, y cuenta con el guión de Luc Besson y Robert Mark Kamen.

El reparto de actores y actrices del film Venganza 2: Conexión Estambul es el siguiente: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Luke Grimes, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, Kevork Malikyan, Alain Figlarz, Ergun Kuyucu y Aclan Bates.

La sinopsis de la película Venganza: Conexión Estambul según FilmAffinity es:
Aunque ya está retirado, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) se ve obligado a utilizar todos sus recursos y habilidades de agente de la CIA para salvar tanto la vida de su mujer y de su hija como la suya propia. El padre de uno de los secuestradores albaneses que lo tuvieron en jaque en el primer film jura vengarse y aprovecha las vacaciones de la familia Mills en Estambul para llevar a cabo su plan. Una vez más parece que subestiman al ex agente de la CIA.

Tan sólo añadir que para mi la película merece un 7 sobre 10, así que recomiendo  Venganza 2: Conexión Estambul a los lectores de este blog . Os dejo con el trailer...

martes, diciembre 17, 2013

Facial Hair Guide

Encontré este curioso post Nick Offerman’s Guide to Facial Hair, An Illustration by Mike Mitchell (by, y quise compartir con vosotros esta guía de cómo lleva el pelo facial o Guide to Facial Hair:

Como podéis ver, esta guía pone un nombre a cada uno de los tipos de bigotes y barbas, y los clasifica entre Acceptable y Unacceptable...

lunes, diciembre 16, 2013

Silver Creek (by Salazar)

Navengando por Vimeo me encontré con este interesante vídeo titulado Silver Creek en el que estas primeras frases me atraparon...

For the rare and wild ones,
the ones that never quite fit in,
the ones that dare to dream;
you are not alone.

Together, we can end bullying

If you are a young person
who needs someone to talk to

Silver Creek (by Salazar)

Silver Creek tells the tale of a young band of outsiders, isolated and teased in their community, who one day discover the magic of their own creativity and imagination. The kids find solace and support in their celebration, though the moment is short-lived, and others try to break them apart.
If viewers are moved by this short film’s message, they are encouraged to click the “Tip Jar” button below the video. The funds raised from this are not only a “tip” - they are the necessary resources that make the work done by the beneficiary charities, the Trevor Project and Rainbow Resource Centre possible. Both organizations do exceptional work with LGBTQ youth in crisis and offer supportive services that make a vital difference in young people’s lives.
In 2012 Salazar set out across Canada driving over 2600 Kilometers from Vancouver, British Columbia to the village of Angusville, Manitoba to create Silver Creek. Over the course of 2 weeks the people of Angusville embraced our little band and our project, letting us shut down main street for days on end, invade their backyards, and throw confetti literally everywhere.
We cast local actors and kids from around the region and many residents came out to be background actors. Every night our crew and the community broke bread together in the town hall. It was a profoundly unique experience for all involved. For two weeks a band of 50 odd people came together as a family, we lived together, and got to play together at making a film. This tight knit togetherness fit with the spirit of what our film was trying to convey.

domingo, diciembre 15, 2013

AVE/TGV Barcelona-Paris

Hoy 15 de Diciembre de 2013 se empieza por fin con el recorrido Barcelona-Paris en AVE o TGV, una de las grandes infraestructuras que se llevan reclamando desde hace 25 años. Quizás el recorrido no es suficientemente rápido, 6 horas y 25 minutos, pero algo es algo.

La conexión ha sido posible gracias a la cooperación entre Renfe y SNCF y permitirá la conexión entre Barcelona con París, Lyon, Toulouse o Marsella. Además un tren desde Madrid permitirá llegar hasta Marsella en poco más de 7 horas.

Aunque los precios mínimos son muy buenos, si lo comparamos con el Barcelona-Madrid, los precios sólo hacen que subir y al final te cuesta ida/vuelta 200€!!! Esperemos que bajen los precios para que sea una competencia real al avión (ida/vuela 100€).

Esta conexión con tren permitirá desplazarse a Girona, Figueres, Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes, Valence, Carcassone, Avignon y Aix-en-Provence.

Los 5 trenes diarios por sentido que empiezan a circular hoy 15/12/2013 hacen los siguientes trayectos:

Barcelona - París
  • En 6h 25min. 2 frecuencias de i/v diarias.
  • Con paradas en: Girona, Figueres, Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes, Valence y Paris.
  • Desde 59 €.
Barcelona - Lyon
  • En 4h 53min. 1 frecuencia de i/v diaria.
  • Con paradas intermedias en: Girona, Figueres, Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes, Valence y Lyon.
  • Desde 49 €.
Barcelona - Toulouse
  • 3h 02min. 1 frecuencia de i/v diaria.
  • Con paradas en: Girona, Figueres, Perpignan, Carcassone y Toulousse.
  • Desde 39 €.
Madrid - Barcelona - Marsella
  • En 7h. 1 frecuencia de i/v diaria.
  • Con paradas en: Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes, Avignon , Aix –en- Provence y Marsella.
  • Desde 89 €.

Oferta de Servicios

  • Servicio a personas con movilidad reducida. Accès Plus y Atendo ofrece una asistencia en todas las relaciones.
  • Acceso a las Salas VIP de Renfe en Gerona, Barcelona y Madrid (Preferente / 1ª Clase).
  • Restauración en la cafetería del tren.
  • Tripulación bilingüe para responder adecuadamente a las necesidades de los clientes internacionales.


  • AVE SERIE 100.

    Material capaz de circular a 300 km/h.

    El equipamiento interior: Toma de corriente, proyección de películas, canal audio.

    • Barcelona - Toulouse.
    • Barcelona - Lyon.
    • Madrid/Barcelona - Marsella.

    Material de dos pisos capaz de circular a 320 km/h.

    • Barcelona - París.

sábado, diciembre 14, 2013

La moneda virtual BITCOIN

Una de las atribuciones de los gobiernos de todo el mundo es la fabricación de la moneda (y billetes). Cualquiera que quiera fabricar billetes, aunque no se parezcan a los originales, será detenido acusado de falsificación.

Pero en 2009, un grupo de personas con el pseudónimo "Satoshi Nakamoto" decidieron sacar al mercado una moneda electrónica llamada BITCOIN descentralizada con este símbolo ฿ y sin que sea respaldada por ningún papel o pieza de metal. Su intención es ocupar el espacio que aún no pueden cubrir las monedas existentes debido a la cantidad de impuestos pero sobretodo a la manipulación inflacionista.

Teóricamente la moneda virtual bitcoin utiliza lo que se llama un sistema de prueba de trabajo para impedir el doble gasto y así alcanzar un pacto entre todos los que utilizan Internet, sin tener que depender del gobierno de turno o el banco central de turno a que deprecie la moneda cada x tiempo.

Su verdadera implantación mundial dependerá de la confianza que demuestre entre la población que utiliza Internet, así como la progresiva aplicación en los diferentes comercios on-line. Otras iniciativas parecidas habían surgido de la mano de Amazon o Pay-Pal, pero siempre con un claro valor al cambio en dólares o Euros.

Básicamente el revuelo con Bitcoin ha surgido por la especulación que ha sufrido con fuertes variaciones al cambio en las monedas fuertes hasta la fecha (dólares o Euros). Por ejemplo, el pasado 11 de Diciembre de 2013 estos eran los valores al cambio de BTC o Bitcoins al €uro:

Pero estas han sido las variaciones que ha sufrido la moneda BTC o Bitcoin en el último año:

Para más información ver el artículo de Wikipedia dedicado al bitcoin.

viernes, diciembre 13, 2013

Californication (by Red Hot Chilli Peppers)

En el vídeo musical de este viernes una canción que me transporta a Bora Bora (ver post Honeymoon 34 - Bora Bora). Se trata de la canción Californication de los Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication [Official Music Video]

Excelente canción!!!

jueves, diciembre 12, 2013

Estudio sobre el iPad en la educación

En este post comentaré un importante estudio realizado en Canadá sobre el uso de iPads en clase. Se trata del The iPad in education: uses, benefits and challenges.

A continuación incluyo en inglés algunas conclusiones del estudio The iPad in education: uses, benefits and challenges:

Algunas sugerencias sobre el uso de los iPads en clase:
These suggestions may be summarized as three main themes:
a) Training and resources (training, time, technical support, practice communities, list of relevant applications, etc.)
b) Use policies and student accountability strategies
c) Classroom management tools (shared platform for documents, simple and rapid process to block student access).

First, the findings demonstrate that using the iPad at school provided many benefits, as highlighted by both students and teachers:
1. Increased student motivation
2. Greater access to information
3. Portability of the device
4. Ease of making notes on PDF documents
5. Ease of organizing work
6. Quality of students’ presentations
7. Quality of teachers’ presentations
8. Greater collaboration a) among students, and b) between students and teachers
9. More creativity
10. Variety of resources used (images, videos, applications, etc.)
11. Students can work at their own pace
12. Development of students’ IT skills
13. Development of teachers’ IT skills
14. Improved reading experience
15. Teachers can cut down on paper.

9 main challenges encountered:
1. The greatest challenge for the teachers, who found it a major headache, was that the touchpads provided a distraction for the students. They enabled the students to do something other than listen to the teacher, and perhaps too easily so. Even at a young age, the students soon discovered the iMessage and networking functions that diverted their attention so frequently.
2. Many students and teachers stressed that they had problems writing lengthy texts with the iPads.
3. In line with the above challenge, it must be noted that the iPads did not make learning to write per se easier. One notable problem was that the devices and applications did not yet include all the help features in a single application. Therefore, learning to write appears to be a major drawback of the iPad. Although the various iPad applications helped younger students practice forming their letters, once they passed that stage, the resources were less useful and more complicated compared to those typically found on computers.
4. Many students and teachers felt that some of the textbooks were unsuitable for working with touchpads. For example, they might require continuous Internet access.
5. Many teachers also spoke about the challenges of planning their courses. It is not so easy to make the transition from a physical book to the iPad, and some found the transition too rapid.
6. Organizing the students’ work was very challenging for some teachers. Many platforms were involved, and numerous teachers had the impression that they were doing three times the work, and that in the end, it was more complicated than when they used traditional paper and pencil.
7. Many teachers were poorly informed about the resources that were available for the iPad.
8. In addition, the ebooks were underused. And yet, this is a fagship function of the touchpad.
In fact, the results showed that less than 3% of the students reported that they read books on their touchpad screen.
9. Lastly, many students and teachers mentioned that because they were distracted by the touchpads, their academic performance sufered.

Para finalizar las 10 recomendaciones del estudio The iPad in education: uses, benefits and challenges:
1.. Teacher training and networking. In line with the teachers’ recommendations, it would be crucial to train teachers in both the pedagogical aspects (class management and subject teaching methods) and technical aspects of student use of iPads at school. Resources should be made available to teachers ahead of time, according to the subjects they teach. The training should be combined with designated free time so that teachers can try out newly learned practices, preferably in teams. During training, teachers should be reminded that the iPads per se do not motivate students or improve their performance, and that what counts is how they are used. As part of their training, teachers should join networks and create learning circles at the school and/or province level.
2. Besides being provided with training, teachers should be made aware of both the benefts and challenges of iPads in education, particularly in terms of class management. Our study revealed that the better teachers do not remain in front of the class, but instead circulate among the students. The results also showed that the better teachers, even though they get their students to use the iPad regularly, ask them to put them away at times in order to get their full attention. Of course, there are no foolproof classroom management strategies for this new teaching and learning environment, but these two suggestions immediately arise from the results of this study.
3. Student training and accountability. In line with the main challenge for teachers, which was the distraction that iPads in class can cause, it would be critical to implement various strategies to train the students in how to get full use out of their iPad and to ensure accountability, in and outside of class. A chart or use code should be set up so that both students and teachers could participate in developing guidelines. The students should rapidly be shown the possibilities for learning with this tool. A particularly important step for any school that initiates similar programs would be to promote responsible use of the touchpad by teaching about digital citizenship. For instance, the results of this study suggest that ways must be found to foster suitable behaviors without constraining educators from monitoring the students’ use of the iPads. However, this might be wishful thinking at schools where teachers are responsible for hundreds of students each.
4. Get students to read books on their iPads. Our results clearly show that too few students read books on their iPads, even though this is one of the fagship functions. It appears critical to promote reading on the touchpad, and to rekindle students’ interest in reading in general via the touchpad.
5. Use iPads for learning to write. Education stakeholders should be aware—and this is backed by clear evidence—that the iPad is not yet an ideal tool for learning how to write. Knowing this drawback, it might be easier to set up more targeted learning activities to help ofset this shortcoming.
6. Textbooks should be suitable and accessible at all times. Our results clearly show that certain textbooks are more suitable than others. First, textbooks should be accessible at all times. In addition, the activities they contain should be interactive and they should appeal to the students.
7. Schools that undertake similar initiatives should make an efort to raise parental awareness of not only the many potential benefts of touchpads at school—which seems to have occurred already—but also the challenges involved in certain uses of the iPad. This awareness raising of potential challenges does not appear to be current practice in the schools. Even though the benefts largely outweigh the challenges, it would be critical to set the parents straight so that they could cope better with problems as they arise.
8. Designers of educational applications could take into account some of the clearly identifed needs in this study when they develop applications. For example, corrections could be suggested as students write their texts, as do many computer word processing programs.
9. It would be important to conduct studies on experimental programs implementing iPads in schools, not only to advance the understanding of the benefts, but also, and above all, to help overcome the stumbling blocks for students, teachers, and all other education stakeholders involved in these projects.
10. Finally, we must encourage government agencies and teacher training educators to provide current and future teachers with a coherent and accurate vision of how mobile technologies such as the iPad can contribute to the school’s mission: to provide instruction, socialize and provide qualifcations. Our teachers of the future must be shown how these technologies can be integrated into training programs, and how they can play a role in achieving learning and competency objectives

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