iPads And Schools More Than Just Hype And Technolust

“The iPad is more of a fashion statement than a practical device. The iPad has no support for USB, no support for Adobe Flash, no slot for a memory card. It’s a shame if ****** Unified falls for the iPad hype.”

Comment on article for a tablet program in local school district somewhere in America.

I loathe these statements when it comes to commenting on the use of iPads in the classroom. First of all I am pretty sure people that make these statements have not actually seen them used in a school successfully. I have not had one student ask me for USB support and we are beginning to living in a post Flash world. Google Drive seems to solve the memory card issue in my district. If you have the luxury of students having their own iPad, why the heck do they need a slot for a memory card. Many of our students are savvy enough to get something from a computer to the iPad. If they aren’t I am sure the kid next to them is.

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