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Windows 8.1 Vs. iPads: Battle For The Classroom
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/2/2014 | 12:41:08 PM
classroom battle
People in my G+ stream have been sharing this article 3 Reasons Why Chromebook Beats iPad in 1:1 Programs
vpositano950
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vpositano950,
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7/2/2014 | 3:58:02 PM
The duplicity astounds.
If that teacher promotes the idea that "one size does not fit all," then why is the school administrator's office and the offices of his/her staff stuffed with Windows PCs and no Macs? 
vpositano950
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vpositano950,
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7/2/2014 | 4:13:01 PM
Partisans used to want nothing but PCs, but now are begging to get in on the action, showing their irrational and partisan hate for Apple products.
Pro-PC partisans used to want nothing but PCs because, you know, that's what people used on the job, but now they refuse to acknowledge that businesses use iPads, so now they push all kinds of weird unpopular, non-iPad devices in the name of "one size does not fit all." *LOL

But we know what's really going on: They are begging to get in on the action, showing their irrational and partisan hate for Apple products.
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veggiedude,
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7/3/2014 | 12:55:36 AM
Re: classroom battle
Seems like Microsoft shot themselves in their own foot because they have since introduced Office for the iPad, so the momentum for Windows 8.1 devices to get into education will halt or stay as it is for a long long time. It also defeats the Googlechrome crowd chat that iPad is for consumption while the Chromebook is for productivity - like it or not, MS Office is still percieved to be better than the Google solution. And Office has caught up and is now cloud based too - chomping at the Google advantage they once had.
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Alison_Diana,
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7/3/2014 | 10:09:33 AM
Mix It Up
For elementary school kids, a mix of tablets probably serves them best. By the time these kids get into the workplace, who knows what they'll be using?! Having spent plenty of time volunteering at local K-8 grades, I've seen how younger students treat technology. They're not malicious or bent on destroying these devices, but many kids aren't particularly gentle. In light of that, I say buy the most reliable yet cheapest tablets. And if you want to give them access to iPads, buy a few -- but don't standardize on these more expensive devices.


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