My 80wpm isn't blistering, but it would be slowed right down by the i Pad and I would want to get my thoughts on the screen as quickly as possible What it is good for is note taking in lectures, using the diary on the go, being able to surf the net, reference quickly, carry core texts around with you (core texts not replacing half a dozen books that need to be open at hte same time for quick reference), great for e mail on the go, great for facebook in those boring lectures where you're struggling to keep your self awake, and lots of other handy things.
I was a student, and I agree I wouldn't write an essay on an i Pad.
Apple should go with Verizon, I did go with AT&T myself, but Verizon is rated highest of all the carriers for customer satisfaction and coverage.
I work as a technologist for a 200 school district and we have been trying to figure out for the better part of a year how to make this consumer product work in k12 setting.
We've been running pilots in several schools / classes since late spring of 09 and the biggest problem we have is getting a straight answer on how to liscence paid applications.
No heavy breathing through your teeth so it makes that creepy noise, and no Fava beans with Chianti for lunch.
All of these comments miss the point of what the announcement is about, institutional purchases.
Yeah, I know about dragging it onto the mail icon, but that is a flick of the wrist, which is inherently more of a strain than two clicks with a finger! I looked at it after you mentioned it, but can't figure out how to go about the task. Where it falls down is the lack of multi tasking, porn, illegal downloading, and lots of other things students find handy : D I used a palm during my uni years, the think was fricking amazing for what I wanted it to do at the time.
If you have any pointers that'd be great.[QUOTE]Originally posted by wsteineker [B]So things are great for around 3 weeks when all of the sudden my CDR just stops working. You don't always need to carry around one device that does it all, sometimes simplicity and convenience is what it's all about Funnily enough I agree with your points, just don't try and bend what someone else has said to try and fit the point you want to make, you'll lose marks for that in your exams/ essays ;) It seems like the majority of the comments are about Price, personal purchase and Higher ed use cases.
The good will and glow of Apple in education will continue to drive adoption of the ipod and ipad.
I know millions of stimulus dollars went to ipods in school districts around the country, unfortunately, until Apple accepts the fact that school districts are not individuals and they have to "think different" and work with us when we ask for advice on how to successfully use their products in K12, much of the money and the potential will go o waste. I confused this with being one and the same as a student/ teacher discount. I think Apple should give good discounts to educational establishments and students, hell it's far cheaper for them than marketing campaigns. Might as well selective color the barney doll too :p I've posted this before on the pic of the day thread but it is one of my favorite "contrast" shots to date. Strange question: can you use the Firmware Restoration CD to update your firmware? New version released today for the latest Mac Pro firmware.
The target audience of a program like this is clearly K12.