I did it.
I bought an iPad. A 32GB wi-fi iPad.
Those of you who read my initial post about the iPad are probably scowling or pointing your fingers and saying, “I told you so.”
What can I say? You were right. I am mercurial. That’s what comes from being a Gemini.
And my Kindle died. TWICE. In TWO weeks. So I bought an iPad.
But enough about me…let’s get back to the iPad. Seriously, cue the Purcell trumpets. If I were typing this on my iPad, I actually COULD cue the Purcell trumpets via iTunes.
Let’s start with the negative:
1) Keyboard. I still am not a fan of the keyboard. It is finicky and I find myself typing the letter “n” instead of spaces. That is aggravating, to say the least. I can solve this by buying a keyboard if I don’t learn my way out of the frustration, but I am just saying.
2) The battery burns out quickly. I turned off my wi-fi for the day and still felt like I was burning through my battery. Which makes taking it on the road more difficult. Again…not impossible but difficult. I could see the problems of mass charging these in a classroom setting.
3) I’ve got nothing…because…
IT IS AWESOME.
This brings us to the positive portion of the post. Wait…I am going to have to devote several posts to uses for the classroom. In fact, over the next few weeks, I will begin a series of posts about the iPad and how it could revolutionize education. In the meantime, let me say this…I can barely put it down. In fact, I think there is a “Star Walk” with my name on it right about now…
How are YOU using the iPad?
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