I am a high school teacher in a poor region in Africa and I have some really tough students (16 - 19 y.o.). Most of them come from the local slums and have zero motivation for school.
This week, I showed them the iPad and they loved it.
I divided the class into groups of three and each student had the chance to use the iPad and try some of the apps: an electronic version of Rolling Stone magazine, an app with babies (most of the students are girls, so they loved it), Photo Booth, Solar Walk and a couple of games (Lane Splitter, Angry Birds).
They also tried a local website with corporate information - that was the main reason (or should I say pretext?) for bringing the iPad to school.
It was wonderful to see those kids so interested and happy. Steve Jobs would have been proud.