NCTIES 2011 session. iPads are fun and easy to use, but are they productive? Will they be the next generation of hardware for 1:1? In this session we will discuss the pros and cons of using iPads, their uses compared to laptops as well as how they are currently being used in the classroom. Which hardware will reign supreme? You decide!
Text of Will iPads Replace Laptops?
1.Bethany V Smith College of Education @ NC State University
2. 3. 4. What do you think? 5. Twtpoll http://twtpoll.com/objf9h 6. Weight & Size 7. 8. Laptop Averages http://compreviews.about.com/od/buyers/a/Laptop-Size-and-Weight-Guide.htm 9. Laptop Averages http://compreviews.about.com/od/buyers/a/Laptop-Size-and-Weight-Guide.htm 10. 11. Battery Life 12. 9-10 Hours 13. 24 Hours 14. 15. Interface 16. 3G Capable Touch Screen Ultra Portable iOS Multitasking? Pinch & Zoom On Screen Keyboard 17. Bulky Windows/Mac OS/Linux VGA Output USB Ports Webcam Mouse/Touchpad Heavy 18. MacBook Air Laptop Exceptions 3G Modems Tablets 19. 20. Software 21. 22. http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/ 23. 24. 25. Price 26. Wi-fi 16 GB $499 32 GB$599 64 GB$699 Wi-fi + 3G 16 GB $629 32 GB$729 64 GB$829 Dont Forget your Mobile Plan! 27. 28. The Exceptions ~$2,000 $950 - $1750 $250 - $450 Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet MacBook Air Asus eeePC 29. 30. Pros Cons Ultra-Portable Easy to use No Flash Lack of ports Long battery life No Camera No Multi-tasking 31. Pros Cons More Available Software Heavy Larger Screen Expensive Peripherals Short Battery Life 32. Implementation 33. Cart or Take Home? 34. iTunes account for every student? 35. To lock down or not to lock down? 36. http://ipadeducators.ning.com/ Wireless Network Earbuds? Identification Strategy Cases? Professional Development 37. The Webb School of Knoxville 38. "The device comes with an easy price, is simple to use and support, and handles the vast majority of what our teachers need it to do in the classroom." 39. Cedars school of excellence 40. We are now at the stage where the iPad is embedded in the way we do business at the school. When we first started, we thought we could guard against misuse by threatening to take away the childs iPad for a day or so. It turns out that doing so would now completely break the school day for that child. We might as well make them sit in the hallway and face the wall for the entire day. I did not expect that we would reach that point so soon. 41. Twtpoll Depends http://twtpoll.com/objf9h 42. What do we need a laptop to do? 43. "I can do 90% of what I need to accomplish on my iPad.My laptop has been relegated to sitting on my desk at work.I only use it when I need to do something more suited to the desktop environment." http://timemanagementninja.com/2010/05/how-the-ipad-replaced-my-laptop-in-30-days/ 44. The iPad does some things VERY well, and other things not at all. Are you willing to sacrifice what you can't do with an iPad, with what you can do? 45. Maybe we need to think about it as a completely different kind of instructional tool 46. "It became clear during the short extent of our study thus far the power of the device for libraries, mobile data collection, for small group work, and for special needs students. Its not like a laptop in those situations, but more like a completely different type of instructional toolbecause it is so much more mobile and because of the screen profile and touch screen." http://futura.edublogs.org/2010/11/06/preliminary-results-ipads-in-classroom-and-libraries/ 47. BUT Wait... 48. 49. Bethany V. Smith email@example.com Twitter: bethanyvsmith http://ced.ncsu.edu/lt/ http://transparentlearning.blogspot.com