I love my iPad. It’s old and I want a new one. It’s a magazine, a notepad, an encyclopedia, a media center and many other things. It’s also frustrating, I can’t plug in external storage and to get lots of things onto it I have to side load via FTP. What is is not, I believe, is a good tool for the classroom. The reasons are simple:
- Cost: iPads are expensive
- Productivity: computers have a keyboard
- Ease of use: you can use USB, cards and other storage peripherals with a computer
I think this explains why ‘Chromebooks leapfrog iPads in US education‘.