iPads (and tablets) in K12 – When will we get it together?

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of talking with John Martellaro over at the Mac Observer, says Christopher Dawson for ZDNet Education. He had written an article a couple weeks ago about “The Real Reason Apple Wants a 7-inch iPad” which, in part, inspired my own post on the new Kindle Fire HD and its inability to change the game in education. My problem with tablets in education has, for the relatively short time tablets and e-readers have been floating around, always been one of ecosystem (or the lack thereof). John and I explored this and several other issues around the iPad specifically in education in the interview he published on Wednesday. By the time we were done talking, he had titled the article “The State of the iPad in Education: a Giant Mess”. Not a terribly flattering description, to be sure, but unfortunately fairly accurate. This isn’t to say that there aren’t educators and students doing awesome things with iPads…

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