Your iPad is:

Your iPad isn’t:

  • A wealth of learning opportunities,
  • interactive books, speeches, virtual tours, and videos from experts and institutions around the world
  • Interactive, touchable and moveable
  • Kinesthetic
  • Easy to navigate
  • A great tool for teaching digital citizenship
  • Accessible without accounts
  • Wi-fi enabled but not required
  • An eReader with benefits
  • Used as a cash register at trendy shops (like Harper and Madison or the Yellow Bus!) - this shows its versatility!
  • Fun for adults and children

  • A replacement for a computer
  • Lightweight and durable in little hands
  • A fan of heat or cold!
  • Waterproof, coffee-proof, or soda-proof
  • Able to download any software (Microsoft Word, etc)
  • Able to connect with an ethernet cable
  • Built with a CD, DVD, flash, or other external drive or port
  • A replacement for a computer


Your iPad does:

Your iPad doesn’t:

  • Run a HUGE collection of apps

  • over 40,000 education apps!

  • Downloadable through the iTunes App Store

  • Run iPhone or iPod apps
  • Allow for multitasking,
  • with the new iOS 7 update
  • Include a wide range of accessibility options
  •  Increased font size, text-to-speech, color inversion, subtitles/captions, and more
  • Access the Internet with its native browser, Safari, but can also run alternative browsers
  •  like Chrome
  • Play video streamed from iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, etc.,
  • as well as self-contained videos captured with the device itself.
  • Connect to a projector using a “dongle” (Apple pin to VGA Adapter)

  • only displays video (it does not “mirror” your device onto your screen
  • Mirror to a projected surface via a computer using:
  • Allow users to type with an on-screen keyboard, and even more easily with a wireless (bluetooth) keyboard
  • Access Google Docs
  • View PDF files

  • BOUNCE! Classroom devices need protective cases.
  • Have to worry about viruses
  • Have an external storage slot (ex: SD card)
  • Play CDs or DVDs
  • Print (...not easily, anyway)
  • Support Flash
  • ex: numerous games and interactive websites