Expect ALL schoolchildren to be using iPads in the near future

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  1. Spink10

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    People don't use common sense - this is how we will save the education system. What a joke - thank God for homeschooling that is done right.
     
  2. DaveSt

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    Expect ALL children to be using iPads in the near future? I seriously doubt it. Perhaps that particular school district is in a wealthy area and they can afford to indulge such silly ideas. In our area teachers are being laid off, schools are closing, extracurricular programs are being cut or going to parent supported and schools are desperately trying to get renewal levies passed. Somehow I don't see them dropping $200K on devices that have little practical use in the classroom at this time. It is so nice of Apple to drop the price a whopping $25 per unit though. Something tells me they hope to make that back tenfold through sales of electronic books.
     
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    LOL, I didn't even think of that. Can you imagine the political S*(@ storm that would come from a school district buying hundreds of thousands of dollars of iPads and then laying off teachers? I don't think any politician would sign off on something like that unless they were seriously planning on quitting anyway.
     
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    What a totally ridiculous idea, can't imagine this taking off in the UK, the backlash would be huge!
     
  5. normanj

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    Early elementary is too early - jr. high might be appropriate.
     
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    My school has Macs and Pcs. The PCs are terrible and only NetBoot leaving a unused Windows license. The macs have no: Directory.app, Terminal.app, most of the utilities.app, system preferences.app, dashboard.app, and is absolutely locked. Those Macs that use 1% of their power all cost over 1000. Now let me guess the iPad only contain educational apps and are presumably running iOS v3.0.

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    They call it a kindle

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    I get a little apprehensive when my 10 year old uses my iPad; there is no way I would be letting a 5 or 6 year old have one of their own :confused:

    Of course our school district doesn't even pay for the kids to have art in class anymore (parents have to pay for it and volunteer to teach it) so I don't see them buying the kids iPads anytime soon.
     
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    I am amazed by the lack of vision being displayed on this thread.

    I am sure the admisters are weighing the investment in the iPads against the savings from not having to provide text books. I am also sure that the book publishers are watching this VERY closely and looking for ways to increase profits by selling the digital liscening instead of the costly physical publishing.

    Why are the costs of apps so cheap? No marketing costs to speak of, no manufacturing cost to speak of. No packaging costs at all.

    Paper books are going to vanish in the not too distant future and will all be digital. Paper books, all paper books, will become vintage, very high dollar collectors items. Start saving them in your attic now for your grandchildren to make big bucks selling them to collectors.
     
  10. Ayrshire

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    I think you are right on the button with this one.

    More and more school districts will be implementing iPads to the classroom.
    The young ones today are so tech savvy now it is almost second nature to them.
    Plus the saving of trees and storage of all these text books in the classroom.
     

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