Thursday, August 5, 2010
The iPad is undoubtedly very cool and sleek looking. However does it do what we need in our classrooms? There are limitations. It is certainly not like a full laptop, however it is half the price so we could put a lot more of these in children's hands.
The iPad that we have in school has been loaded with 'Pages' and 'Keynote' which are two of the applications which make the device a possible replacement for a laptop. Both are mini versions of the full software packages that run on a Mac. The question is, do they do enough for what our children need?
The internet speed on the iPad is impressive. This could be useful for our children when they are blogging, but how easy is it to blog on an iPad?
If you have answers to these questions or an opinion on any aspect of this decision, please comment on this post now!!