"These are some of the better tablets that are not Apple. Otherwise, take your pick from here. Other searches also reveal hundreds of different types of Android tablets. I saw a statistic recently that indicated there are 2 new Android based…"
"Terice, just a quick followup: did your school (at any level - HS, MS, board, etc.) evaluate the potential use of Android based tablets for half the cost as an iPad with access to over 200,000 apps at this time (google announced that figure,…"
"Well stated, Sam. And I certainly agree what what is possible on the iPad. Using for digital storytelling is a fantastic approach.
My take, however, is do you need an iPad for that? Can you create digital stories on say a $200 Android based tablet?…"
"Terice, does your district have a plan that you can share that outlines how the iPads will be used with 700 students? Does the plan outline how the device will be used to transform the students' learning experiences, not just re-invent them?…"
"Tablets are not yet there as full fledged content creation devices. For me, Sara Getting's comment (the first on this post) sums it up. She used the iPad as a display device, not a creation device. The students created poetry off the iPad on…"
"I say the simple answer is no. No more so than the invention of the telephone over a 100 years ago or the rise in home VHS playback systems of the last 30 years. Neither one replaced what was thought it would. In the case of the telephone, it did…"
"I have no problem with kindergartners learning to use not just iPads, but other technology tools, devices, web sites. As educators, our job is to prepare them for their current world AND a yet to be determined future. It is almost a certainty that…"
"Thanks for the review, Sam. I posted a blog response to your list. I am not anti-Apple products, but I don't think the iPad 1 or 2 are the game changers in edu, yet. There are too many unanswered questions, variables, and deficiencies to…"