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02-05-2011, 11:36 PM #41
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02-05-2011, 11:45 PM #44
Students are paying for the text anyways, they should be able to get them on a platform of their choosing.
02-05-2011, 11:45 PM #45
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.
02-06-2011, 12:17 AM #46
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.I come bearing a gift. I'll give you a hint. It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster.
02-06-2011, 02:04 AM #47
02-06-2011, 02:09 AM #48
those are some pricy books
02-06-2011, 02:37 AM #49
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
02-06-2011, 04:02 AM #50
02-06-2011, 07:43 AM #51
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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02-06-2011, 09:14 AM #52
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.
02-06-2011, 09:38 AM #53
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.
02-06-2011, 11:43 AM #54
My HS never even used text books lol.
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02-06-2011, 03:54 PM #58
they wouldn't pay for them, it'd come out of bloody money we work for! (taxes)
02-06-2011, 03:57 PM #59
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?
02-06-2011, 09:46 PM #60
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.I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. -- Jackie Mason