Oh, well with the money they charge should still throw one in lol
iPad is a great "textbook" replacer, as I see it -- which is as a mom to two middle/high-school kids and the one paying for all those backpacks ripping at the seams!!! Would help w/ books being left at school -- they can't lug ALL of their books around from class to class all day and tend to get/leave them in batches from their lockers due to the weight and sometime end up at home to find that they'd left one behind. Currently, only about 2 of their 5-6 books are ever even available online (grrrr). I do know that cost is prohibitive, but in MY utopia all textbooks would be electronic. (And I work in publishing!) Better for the earth, as far as wasting paper. Easier to update/correct errors in them. And, yeah, they're gonna play games on them too... but they use their phones and iPods to do that now anyway!:o
I don't agree many and I mean many schools world wide of all levels require laptops so what is the difference. The ipad is low weight, instant on and long battery life not to mention small foot print. This college that Maura provided the news information on would have done a lot of testing before requesting students purchase iPads. If the ipad meets their requirements then it is a perfect solution.Quote:
Originally Posted by Spink10
Just another way to help melt, I mean mold the minds of youths! I know when was in school if anyone had been on any type of electronic device, they would not have been paying attention, doesnt matter who you are, you know most will not pay attention if they are using a laptop or ipad! No diff then sending them to school with a cell phone or Mp3 player..
Private schools are different if you can't afford the cost you go public simple as that
My parents could not afford private schools. I am now 66 my life has been great no complaints
Same here, I was in public school, I think I turned out ok lol
Where is tennesse. anyway is that a southern state( to lazy to look up google lol )
Lecture videos,transcripts,audio lectures could all be provided by the school,in which case many do. Access should be your choice.I think most households that can afford private schools would have a pc or laptop.the. Mich proposal was to allow all to be able to listen to audio lecture mp3s.ok,so why an iPod and not a $20 player.