They’re looking to adopt and are visiting our school to see them in action and ask us for feedback. I made a list of talking points for my recommendations:
- You must train your faculty first. MUST.
- You must have a companion network like MyBigCampus, Moodle, or Blackboard.
- If you can’t integrate…
Save your money unless you’re just looking to flush it down the drain on ‘ebooks’ with extremely limited licensing guidelines, fragile product, and extremely high cost.
Your money is far better spent on upgraded/additional computer labs in my opinion.
I feel that ultimately my goal as a teacher is to get my students to create something. This is extremely difficult to do on an iPad/similar device. For the same price you can build a desktop computer that is:
easier to control
Don’t get me wrong, if your school already has smartboards, multiple computer labs, etc and somehow you STILL have money, go for it.