I agree with Gregory. I believe that the iPad will have an effect on education in a great way. Classrooms are always trying to include the newest technology and right now the iPad is just that. There are so many ways a teacher could use the iPad to connect the students and it will be the future technology of the classroom.
The teachers that are receiving these opportunities in these pilot programs are so lucky. They are the ones who are going to figure out what works and what won’t work. They are being the forefathers of this technology. And by the teachers using them, Apple is creating more apps to be used in the classroom.
I would agree that the Kindle would not be a useful as the iPad. The kindle will just make backpacks lighters and less money spent on books. The iPad will give students chances to look at things in a different way and connect as a classroom even in a lecture setting.
Conclusion Overall iPads are the best new technology that is out there for classroom right now. We as a society need to take advantage of what is out there for students to use in the classroom. Children at this age need to be aware of the technology that is out there and needs to learn how to use it to their advantage. We as educators need to be sure they are given this chance.
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