Counteracting the iPad cart-before-the-horse

Tablets are great devices!  Tablets are an excellent tool for education!  However, why have schools been so quick to purchase class sets?  “Yes, we must have iPads;  no, we’re not sure why and how we will use them”.  We know that there are difficulties with sharing a device which is intended to be personal; we know that storage of data on the device is an issue; we know that classroom and device management can be tricky.  Here’s a sensible article on the benefits and challenges of iPads in the classroom.

http://edudemic.com/2012/09/5-critical-mistakes-schools-ipads-and-correct-them/

The discussion is also worth following.