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Ronald Carter
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1/19/2012 | 11:13:50 PM
re: $500 iPads In The Classroom: Good Idea?
People act as if these events are static. For instance, a $200 "Kindle Textbook" from Amazon would be very affordable for a school district to purchase (utilizing just a portion of the tax dollars they currently spend on printed textbooks) for every student. Such a device could easily be made to deliver all the materials, text and image, needed for the classroom in a far safer and affordable device than any iPad.
Bob E
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1/19/2012 | 11:06:00 PM
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IF, schools could get the textbook content they want at a fraction of the cost of the paper versions, the initial expense could probably be dealt with. I have no idea how well iPads or any ebook format would survive the attention of fifth graders, but it could bring a new meaning to "the dog ate my homework".
Windman
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1/19/2012 | 10:56:19 PM
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I agree with the article on the pricing issue, $500 for an iPad for school is not feasible, in fact even if you said $200 it would still be too expensive for most families to support such tech in this economy.
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