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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston001 View Post
    I agree with the general sentiments that this is over the top - but it'll happen in all schools soon enough.

    Couple of thoughts:

    Apple are the most astute IT marketing company in the world. They have captured the imaginations of millions of teenagers who perceive iThings as sexy, slick, and cool.

    Teachers find Apple machines easy to use and particularly capable with graphics and video. Apple in turn have done a stunning job capturing teachers as believers. You may recall 20 years ago the BBC computer also captured the teaching profession.

    Teachers are under pressure to grasp technology because they are told it represents the future and parents believe their children must have it.

    So...I think this school is wrong but I completely understand how they have become mislead.
    Well it is happening now like it or not
    Have a look at the video on this link
    http://www.emergingedtech.com/2011/1...ed-in-schools/

    One of the big attractions is the huge number of educational apps available for the iPad.

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    This endless debate will go on, due to a need to belong to the tribe or appose it.

    Same with politics.
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    What erks me is that it seems to be tablets they want with a bias towards Ipads. Whats wrong with netbooks, laptops and even e-readers.

    What exactly does the school want.
    The ability to reade PDFs?
    Write documents in "xxxx" format?
    Send via wifi?

    Or just student buying Ipads so they "get a cut" of the profits?
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    Default Re: Parents V teachers over iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston001 View Post
    I agree with the general sentiments that this is over the top - but it'll happen in all schools soon enough.

    Couple of thoughts:

    Apple are the most astute IT marketing company in the world. They have captured the imaginations of millions of teenagers who perceive iThings as sexy, slick, and cool.

    Teachers find Apple machines easy to use and particularly capable with graphics and video. Apple in turn have done a stunning job capturing teachers as believers. You may recall 20 years ago the BBC computer also captured the teaching profession.

    Teachers are under pressure to grasp technology because they are told it represents the future and parents believe their children must have it.

    So...I think this school is wrong but I completely understand how they have become mislead.

    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkster View Post
    What erks me is that it seems to be tablets they want with a bias towards Ipads. Whats wrong with netbooks, laptops and even e-readers.

    What exactly does the school want.
    The ability to reade PDFs?
    Write documents in "xxxx" format?
    Send via wifi?

    Or just student buying Ipads so they "get a cut" of the profits?
    Imagine the kids who go to school with an Asus, Acer or a Samsung or one of the other tablets.

    He'll get mocked and told he has the lesser tablet.

    But when he grows up, he'll know he had the best tablet in the class.

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    I think it's brilliant.

    When we went to school and had computers, we didn't learn to spell. With ipads and tablets, this generation won't even know how to write or use a pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post
    A school full of look-alike computing devices? That is a worry to start with, especially if somebody accidentally picks up the wrong one, but wait till the light-fingered types wise up. Kids can't carry them around or watch them all day so it will be like a shopping mall with an endless supply of freebies, and nobody will take any notice of a kid walking out with an iPad or similar device under their arm or in their bag.

    Madness....

    Cheers

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    How about the ne'erdowells who know there are hundreds of kids walking to and from school with these? Muggers/bullies paradise...

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    If the school has a sufficient surplus of funds to "train" teachers in the use of these toys, it could appear that they have too many teachers, and too much money. Perhaps a trial reduction by 20% of the teacher numbers and 50% of the state funding should establish if the iPads can really demonstrate some efficiency gains?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    ,. Perhaps a trial reduction by 20% of the teacher numbers and 50% of the state funding should establish if the iPads can really demonstrate some efficiency gains?
    And what prey would you you do with these wuffians roaming the streets?
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    People could prey on them.

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