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Originally Posted by anekin007 this will never work. kids are careless and the ipads will be broken in one month. why ipads? why not kindles or nook? unless ipads are
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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    this will never work. kids are careless and the ipads will be broken in one month. why ipads? why not kindles or nook? unless ipads are restricted to just textbook apps then its a waste of money to choose a ipad. whats the chance of them losing it or getting it stolen?
    iPads have GPS chips in them, and, if it were to get stolen, they could rack it, using mobileme, or findmyiPhone

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    I hope they at least make the move in colleges
    That would be a million times easier than thousands of students scrambling to print off book lists, find all of them, and waiting in line to purchase them. Not to mention all the back problems it would solve from not having to carry them all around! ()

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    I hope they at least make the move in colleges
    Thats what i did!
    Life is so much easier now

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    Students are paying for the text anyways, they should be able to get them on a platform of their choosing.

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    I just hope we don't blow ourselves up before the day that we finally invent the holodeck. That'll be badazz.

    On topic, however... This is pretty cool. I'm a little jealous that out of all the states, Georgia is the one taking the initiative on reading. I mean, come on. Get with it, other 49 states. Except for you, Wyoming. No one lives there, anyway.

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    Do people not understand how expensive text books really are? even in public schools they are well over 100 dollars each, sometimes much more. If you factor in the cost of each revision that comes out, issuing iPads could be cheaper, or MUCH MUCH more eco friendly at least.

    Free iPads for all students, parents cover it if they break it. No more kids with back problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    there are plenty of schools that are issuing laptops too
    Yeah, and have been for a while. When I was in highschool from 2002-2006 we were given laptops to read and send in assignments. First few years they gave us iBooks then they switched to Dells.

    So much porn and emulators were shared.

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    those are some pricy books

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin View Post
    Do people not understand how expensive text books really are? even in public schools they are well over 100 dollars each, sometimes much more. If you factor in the cost of each revision that comes out, issuing iPads could be cheaper, or MUCH MUCH more eco friendly at least.

    Free iPads for all students, parents cover it if they break it. No more kids with back problems.
    Right and I can see every parent having a spare $500 if they break them.

    This idea is nothing new. Wasn't there talks about 10years ago about kids getting note books for lessons? At least thats what it was ment to be in the uk.... Never happened.

    Positive though it's a good idea. Apple are obviously doing a microsoft. So everyone will be skilled with an idevice but nothing else. Get a windows user to use a mac. Takes them a while to get use to it.

    All for the movement just need to reduce unemployment 1st

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zamphire View Post
    Because legible handwriting and spelling have what to do with a textbook? The iPads are replacing the text book, not the pen and paper required to turn in the assignment.

    Many schools have already replaced paper with electronic in the field of homework. They make powerpoints and use google docs or sites to turn in homework. Or they bring in a cd, flash drive or even email it.

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    I home-school my two kids and they both have iPads. They're way ahead of kids their ages in all subjects. The iPad has been most helpful, along with awesome teachers

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    I think it would be cool to be able to use an iPad in school but I just think this is a stupid idea. Plus parents are gonna be mad when they have to pay for their students iPad at the end of the year because the kid keeps it lol.

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    I hate the idea of ebooks for several reason.
    1. I have paid my college for them and have yet to even see what they look like.
    2. I cant take a pen to the margins. (Yes i know some readers let you write there that's no sub)
    3. When the battery dies you now have to charge it.
    4. You must sync it with another computer to back it up.
    5. Cables are stupid i don't need any more in my life.
    6. Yes they look cheaper in the long run. What about the IT support team and cost of readers broken from abusive or careless students?
    7. And now with the ipad the kid could just jb the device and start watching you tube videos in class.

    This just doesn't seem well thought out that's why all the programs are in pilot from not permanent integration.

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    My HS never even used text books lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreFlon0007 View Post
    For those who don't think this is a good idea with iPads in schools. Well think about this, put a book in front of a kid and put an iPad in front of a kid with the same book on the iPad, flip open the book then flip the first page with the iPad and let's see which one he chooses. My son has learned so much with the iPad. He is 5 years old and has learned all sorts of math, shapes, and he loves to read books. Not only can they read to you but help you to understand the word that is difficult to say. Now tell me what book out there can do that.
    I don't know of a book that can do that but I do know a Dad that can...me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge78 View Post
    I don't know of a book that can do that but I do know a Dad that can...me...
    That's funny, but I agree with you about that and I don't at the same time. I am a father of 2 boys and I gotta tell you that my son is way ahead of his class because of the iPad. Do I feel bad about that? NO I don't. Apples devices are the future of today and tomorrow for our kids. Sure I can read to my son, but he learns much better with the iPad then I teaching him. Some kids are addicted to games like the xbox or playstation and that's the parents fault but people can say my boy is addicted to the iPad and that's ok because there is not one single game on there, it's all education and I'm proud of him wanting to learn from a device that is the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge78 View Post
    I don't know of a book that can do that but I do know a Dad that can...me...
    Not many fathers or
    Mothers have time. I work with low income family and they struggle with two jobs, bills and children to feed. Sad thing is these children have to rely on themselves to achieve greatness.
    Nothing in life is easy.

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    they wouldn't pay for them, it'd come out of bloody money we work for! (taxes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by viperstarpoint9 View Post
    I hate the idea of ebooks for several reason.
    1. I have paid my college for them and have yet to even see what they look like.
    2. I cant take a pen to the margins. (Yes i know some readers let you write there that's no sub)
    3. When the battery dies you now have to charge it.
    4. You must sync it with another computer to back it up.
    5. Cables are stupid i don't need any more in my life.
    6. Yes they look cheaper in the long run. What about the IT support team and cost of readers broken from abusive or careless students?
    7. And now with the ipad the kid could just jb the device and start watching you tube videos in class.

    This just doesn't seem well thought out that's why all the programs are in pilot from not permanent integration.
    they'll fully charge them before school, then charge at break times and dinner break.

    about forgetting homework: they'll probably give each student a school emaik, add restrictions so it cant be deleted. but i dont think they'd let them take it home, seriously, do you?

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    Can't wait to see this play out. My son is in fourth grade (and we live in georgia) He would love to have an ipad to do his school work.

    Only concern is I wonder how long it would take someone to sue the schools for diminishing the kids eye sight from reading on a digital screen all day.
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