Tablets? Really?

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┬áhave 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‘.