Vad en iPad egentligen är
I speak to a lot of schools who envisage the iPad in the roles that PCs formerly occupied. The “laptop trolley” becomes an “iPad trolley”. The “checkout netbooks” become the “checkout iPads”. The “PC lab” becomes the “iPad lab”.
That’s not how the iPad is designed and, it seems to me, the iPad is an extremely uncomfortable fit for those roles defined in an earlier era. The iPad is not another “thing” to have in your classroom in the way that you might buy one thermometer for every seat in your science lab. You can’t easily share an iPad the way you might have pupils share a digital camera.
The iPad is an intensely personal device. In its design intent it is, truly, much more like a “big iPhone” than a “small laptop”. The iPad isn’t something you pass around. It’s not really designed to be a “resource” that many people take advantage of. It’s designed to be owned, configured to your taste, invested in and curated.
När kommer klistermärket med texten “Rör inte min iPad”?