Tablets like the iPad will outnumber classroom computers within 5 years, a new survey says.
The survey asked 25 educational technology directors to describe their schools’ current and predicted use of tablets. All 25 were already using the iPad in the classroom. (No Android-based tablets are currently in use.) The deployment of iPads will be so thorough, it has been suggested, that it threatens to make obsolete the practice of lugging around textbooks…
In a recent interview with The Daily, James Peak, an educational consultant for Mindshapes, a London-based developer of educational apps, called the iPad the “single most significant innovation” in the classroom yet, and one that is “literally the best thing you can use” to help students learn more efficiently.