There are excellent alternatives to iPads but are schools aware, asks Chris Drage
The hugely successful iPad has been adopted by many schools due to ease of use and the intuitive touchscreen engagement it brings for young learners. However, it is a premium-priced consumer device, and trying to integrate the iPad into a classroom environment and integrating it with a school’s existing network and curriculum can be a problem. Already some are ending up in cupboards.
The LearnPad 2, on the other hand, has been designed to easily integrate with teaching and learning, supporting the educational content already in use – for example Flash-based Espresso and Education City – as well as providing a simple and easy way of accessing some great new educational apps.