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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Or maybe they (Educators, vendors and other pushers of this sort of thing) should visit Point England Primary for an example of how to implement technology into the classroom. As far as I know they are nearly at one laptop per child or will be soon.

    Laptops for lease to own and are Linux based Netbooks. They did a bunch of user testing (yes they used the students to do the testing) and got vendors on board.

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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    You have to admire the apple marketing team for this con-job on the gullible, stupid, or complicit, "educators".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerd89 View Post
    You have to admire the apple marketing team for this con-job on the gullible, stupid, or complicit, "educators".
    Should we admire con men?
    "The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Cicero

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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Pure sarcasm on my part. I think the whole idea of "apple ipad2" in schools to be a corrupt scam by all involved.

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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    Anyhow, I'm going to go sit outside this school with a bag of lollies, I'll have some ipad auctions set up on trademe later if anyone is interested.

    I'll use the profits to buy an Asus tablet.
    Buy 2 and I might buy one from you, certainly not going to buy an iPad though who knows what drool will be on it from the Principle and teachers

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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    It just confirms my impression of the teachers I have met... well meaning but divorced from reality.
    FTW

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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    Anyhow, I'm going to go sit outside this school with a bag of lollies, I'll have some ipad auctions set up on trademe later if anyone is interested.

    I'll use the profits to buy an Asus tablet.
    Orewa school banned fundraising by selling chocolate.
    They sent students out to sell wine instead. That was in the paper too.

    This issue was in the papa er a while ago and then they said it didn't have to be an ipad, but they preferred them to be.,

    Personally I think they shouldn't be anything that costs more than normal stationary supplies, tough luck for poor parents ay. Not to mention nastiness among the kids about who has the best device, breakage of them, theft all that.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Something such as the Transformer Tablet would be *infinitely* more useful!

    1) Gorilla Glass -- Much harder to damage
    2) Cheaper
    3) Keyboard Dock -- Ideal for content "creation", not just "consumption"
    4) USB ports, allow the use of thumbdrives etc
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    Something such as the Transformer Tablet would be *infinitely* more useful!

    1) Gorilla Glass -- Much harder to damage
    2) Cheaper
    3) Keyboard Dock -- Ideal for content "creation", not just "consumption"
    4) USB ports, allow the use of thumbdrives etc
    you are right, the ipad isn't compulsory. parents cpold buy a $100 tablet if their wanted too. Any BT keyboard will work with the ipad.
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    It just confirms my impression of the teachers I have met... well meaning but divorced from reality.
    I didn't know you did impressions, what else do you do?

    I should mention, someone complimented me on my driving today.They left a note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine, so thats nice.
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