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Old 07-18-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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Ridiclous for so many reasons
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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Why is it ridiculous to require iPads instead of laptops?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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If you wanted kids to be technology ready wouldn't you use a regular laptop that has a diversity of programs instead of an Ipad that only has Apple applications?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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Why is it ridiculous to require iPads instead of laptops?
Very true. Apple applications are all style and no substance.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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Very true. Apple applications are all style and no substance.
Actually the iPad is more useful than you would think for business-type of application. Many fortune 500 companies are now giving executives iPads instead of laptops.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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Actually the iPad is more useful than you would think for business-type of application. Many fortune 500 companies are now giving executives iPads instead of laptops.
I can see that. But heaven forbid the kid is interesting in engineering or something technical. The iPad would be a hindrance
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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I can see that. But heaven forbid the kid is interesting in engineering or something technical. The iPad would be a hindrance
That is definitely true...we have to assume this school knows what kind of classes (and what resources for those classes) their students will have.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Very true. Apple applications are all style and no substance.
Man are you wrong. The iPad has a variety of really great educational apps. This is especially true for special needs children like my grandson. He uses the iPad with Proloquo2go to communicate and it has taught him a lot of verbal communication. While it may not be as helpful as a laptop in school situations, Apple has developed many great apps.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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I've heard that it's great for special needs children to teach them to communicate with the outside world. Technology, if used correctly, is a powerful tool.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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That is definitely true...we have to assume this school knows what kind of classes (and what resources for those classes) their students will have.

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