640 000 iPads arriving in the hands ot LA school kids
posted by Victor H. / Jul 26, 2013, 7:57 AM
The idea is of course to bring the digital age into classrooms, but what seems weird is the prices that has been quoted for the first 31 000. That price is $31 million, making each of the iPads cost a thousand dollars. To purchase the rest, the Los Angeles School Board of Education will need to secure additional funds.
“The most important thing is to try to prepare the kids for the technology they are going to face when they are going to graduate,” chief facilities executive at LAUSD Mark Hovatter said. “This is phase one, a mix of high school, middle school, and elementary students. We’re targeting kids who most likely don’t have their own computers or laptops or iPads. Their only exposure to computers now is going to be in their schools.”
It is not just stock iPads - all of the tablets will of course come pre-loaded with textbooks and all sorts of educational applications. An impressive 47 campuses in Los Angeles will be covered.
source: Cult of Mac
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That's why the iPad is the best tablet
posted on Jul 26, 2013, 8:06 AM 2
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because its for school kids ?!
posted on Jul 26, 2013, 8:12 AM 13
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So if MLB, NFL and NASA use iPads, it somehow automatically means that iPad is the best tablet? How, in which way it makes iPad as best tablet? Also I want to remind you that MLB, NFL and NASA are only American things and I don't know, maybe it will be a news for you but there is more countries in the world than only America. And since MLB, NFL and NASA are American things same as Apple, I pretty sure that is the main reason why they use iPad. In simple words I don't see how MLB, NFL or NASA can be indicator which shows how good or bad is one or another device. ;)
posted on Jul 26, 2013, 11:00 AM 5
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I never said its the best tablet, "best" is speculative. I said "it's a great device". I really don't get into what's best, due to people's preferences and needs mattering more than my opinion. The iPad is a great overall unit, but buy what you prefer...no matter what country you're in, that still means "choice"
posted on Jul 26, 2013, 6:51 PM 0
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So damn stupid! No wonder California's education system is broke! Ran by a bunch of stupid ass morons! I'm sure they all own Apple stock! Lets see how many of these show up on eBay!!
posted on Jul 26, 2013, 8:28 AM 8
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I honestly feel inexpensive replacement tablets are best for the education sector. To replace an ipad is far too expensive for school districts to fork over for any needed repairs or replacements. It all trickles down to the tax payer in the end. Districts should be looking at curbing expenses rather than poking the already tax burdoned citizens for funding. Owning an ipad is a choice for private individuals that are willing to shell out money for it, but the ipad should not be allocated to schools by public assistance. The same goal can be reached by less expensive alternatives while saving costs. John B.
posted on Jul 26, 2013, 10:00 AM 1
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Why do people hate Apple so much? Angry birds can be played on Android devices also. Apple iPads last a lot longer in the long run. It's a reason why hospitals use them. Samsung devices are great but the device break down in less than a year. I still have my iPad 1 for my car and it works great still to this day. I bought a Nexus tablet and it freezes all the time.
posted on Jul 26, 2013, 10:15 AM 1
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