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General Chat Thread, So the iPad... in General; Originally Posted by jlucas This made me chuckle. First thing i thought, Dom Jolly! or an ipod touch for the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlucas View Post
    This made me chuckle.

    First thing i thought, Dom Jolly! or an ipod touch for the visually impaired.

    Yet more Apple hype, media hype everyone following the pied piper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Does technology like this REALLY improve lessons though? Can you say that people educated before computers had a worse education? Are they currently unable to speak to eachother due to lack of blogging ability?

    I think not.

    I do think though, that we are raising children today, to be shut away from REAL human contact and are instead relying on technology to fill the gap IE. instant messenger and those terrible voting systems that I keep hearing about... what is wrong with a show of hands these days??!?!? Quite honestly how is a graphical tablet going to improve the education of anyone apart from Steve Job's children....
    Good point well made and I'm in agreement, I was just saying that the iTouch usage would surely be better on something with a decent screen size such as the iPad.

    We have 2 sets of voting system things here, and only one gets used on an adhoc basic because of the time it takes to set things up like that.

    My thing and interest is more in the internet browsing function of them, in that you can get a set in a classroom, the kids can share them fairly easily.

    I think that ICT enhances learning, but only when used correctly by the correct people, it doesn't always make for a better education and that's not something I would ever say it did, apart from when the use of ICT helps someone (and I apologise if this comes over non-pc) who hasn't got the ability to perform normal functions perform as a person who has, Professor Stephen Hawking being one such example.

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    The iPad from FoD Team UK - Video

    The iPad - John introduces you to Apple's latest invention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    The iPad from FoD Team UK - Video

    The iPad - John introduces you to Apple's latest invention.
    Hey, I've got one of those - mine comes with lines & a margin !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Hey, I've got one of those - mine comes with lines & a margin !!


    Bet you had to pay extra though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post


    Bet you had to pay extra though.
    Indeed, the as the main part of it comes with the facility of being able to turn pages over spiral metal wire. The pen was free - as long I did not mind the advertising of 'DataCore' in big letters on the side....

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    May already be posted but if not:

    Next from Apple: The Pocket iPad ? The Register

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    Is it just me, or is anyone else thinking "ipad" sounds like some sort of electronic sanitary towel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
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    Next from Apple: The Pocket iPad ? The Register
    How the hell can you make that any smaller without compromising the point? I'm sure there's loads of devices of products Apple are going to release 1/2/3+ years out there being secretly tested.

    This iPad is such a rich boys toy. Shame it won't have any practical use for business/true educational use being tied down to the iPhone OS.

    Money on someone hacking it and forcing Android on it? That's something I'd pay for .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Is it just me, or is anyone else thinking "ipad" sounds like some sort of electronic sanitary towel?
    Brilliant!!!! just spat tea everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisd32 View Post
    Brilliant!!!! just spat tea everywhere!
    Perhaps you could use an isponge to mop it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
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    Isn't that an iPhone?

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    Response from adobe.

    Apple's iPad -- a broken link?
    POSTED BY ADRIAN LUDWIG ON JANUARY 27, 2010 5:00 PM

    As I drove by Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco this morning, I couldn't help but be impressed. Apple certainly has the ability to excite people with great products, and with the iPhone they even managed to generate momentum for an entire product category. So it's no surprise that the iPad looks like it's a pretty good new device.
    It was really exciting to see some of the technologies that Adobe has contributed to, like PDF and ePub support, taking center stage in the launch. Adobe technology is at the center of virtually every print and digital workflow, so undoubtedly a lot of what youšll see getting delivered to the iPad will have originated in Adobe creative software.
    But, as a picture posted on Engadget shows (below), and many others have reported, there's something important missing from Apple's approach to connecting consumers to content.

    It looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple's DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers. And without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.
    If I want to use the iPad to connect to Disney, Hulu, Miniclip, Farmville, ESPN, Kongregate, or JibJab -- not to mention the millions of other sites on the web -- I'll be out of luck.
    Adobe and more than 50 of our partners in the Open Screen Project are working to enable developers and content publishers to deliver to any device, so that consumers have open access to their favorite interactive media, content, and applications across platform, regardless of the device that people choose to use.

    Apple's iPad -- a broken link? (Adobe Flash Platform Blog)

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    from a BBCClick tweet...

    iPad a paradigm shift? No, Apple finds a way to sell a netbook to the gullible in instalments.

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    It all looks very nice and interesting, but who is the product marketed for? Apple haven't been clear on this at all. With no clear strategy it can only go one way unfortunately.

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