Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
One of the more common complaints among iPad users is that the keyboard is awkward to use. Apple offers a wireless keyboard solution at the prohibitive price of about $70 plus shipping but you can actually create your own simple iPad keyboard for less then $10.
You need two simple components:
The process is very easy. Connect the adapter to your keyboard and plug it into the iPad. It works like a charm. We recently had to give final exams at a high school and used this setup for students. After the initial shock of seeing iPads instead of laptops laid out for them they ended up using them very comfortably - and of course we didn't have to worry about power cords or battery life!
Ironically, PC keyboards worked well and the only problem we encountered was in trying to connect some Apple keyboards. They didn't work ...
I bought these for 15 of our iPad 2 devices from Amazon, they said they were compatible with iPad2 but when I plug it in, it says this usb device is not compatible! Any ideas?
Thanks for sharing this
Very helpful suggestion!
Better than a $70 Bluetooth keyboard that has tiny keys!