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Are Ipads used a lot in secondary schools?

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vkyyu Sun 01-Dec-13 15:08:45

Will any secondary school teachers or parents share their views please. My children are not in secondary school yet. However many and more and more primary schools seem to be acquiring IPads for pupils use in schools. So just wonder if this is also happening in secondary schools. As I want to invest my saving in the right equipment for my dcs. I think IPads are very expensive for what they are. However there many tablet-PCs available on the market and often come with Microsoft office seem very good value as comparing to IPads. So just wonder whether a IPad or a tablet-PC will be better support their school / home work in secondary schools?

Talkinpeace Tue 10-Dec-13 11:19:41

sorry I was not clear
the toy he uses is a remote pointer with integrated mouse buttons and laser pointer for when he's doing a presentation in a huge room

so he has both hands practically free and does not have to keep dashing back to the side of the stage to press a button or touch a screen

if there is such a thing that will work without any plugging in I've not found it ( but would be delighted if y'all know where one is )

friday16 Tue 10-Dec-13 12:16:41

if there is such a thing that will work without any plugging in I've not found it

Talkinpeace Tue 10-Dec-13 12:27:17

the keyboard thingies are not appropriate

the Satechi is nearly there but does not have a laser pointer
and its only for apple, whereas we've already got laptops
also the reviews clearly say it goes to sleep without warning ....

thank you so much for looking : I'll keep checking and try not to derail the thread any further

friday16 Tue 10-Dec-13 12:52:55

and its only for apple, whereas we've already got laptops

Nah, it'll work on anything.

And I thought the whole reason you were asking was to drive an iPad...

Talkinpeace Tue 10-Dec-13 13:30:54

we decided not to get the ipad because it could not drive the remote as well as the specific piece of kit that was going to go with it ....

let the kids play on the school and my sister's ipads !

Nibs777 Tue 10-Dec-13 16:56:50

Most kids love video games- especially boys...that requires concentration for prolonged period and mental alertness...there must be some better ways of channelling this somehow for revision or homework video game recreating Battle of Hastings where you get to choose which side you are on, which weapons you have access to, what you wear (all historically accurate) and the interactive plan of the battle field with little quiz questions on the way....or games retracing Columbus's journey or travelling through space and learning astrophysics along the way etc. Games and education are not mutually exclusive at all.

stillenacht Tue 10-Dec-13 17:00:40

Not at all in the school I work in.

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