…as they say, and he will feed himself for a day. Give a man a net and he will feed himself for life.
This article from Edudemic has some simple, focused points to make about the need for caution over the up swelling of enthusiasm for the use of iPads in schools.
Without a measured and progressive programme of professional development for teachers (answering the questions “why iPads?” and “how iPads?”) the result may just be an entertaining side show with “business as usual” the result in the classroom. I have come to understand that the uptake of iPads is not age- , role- or gender-specific. In the hands of a thoughtful and creative teacher, with a little prompting and sharing of possibilities, the use of the tool begins to gain some traction and influence starts to spread.