My old school went down the iPad route 1 year ago so I left to go to somewhere where the management are listening to me. To be fair to my old school they have made a good stab at it since I left.
However once windows 8 pro beds down I'll be buying a set of (Transformer like pads) which will be linked to my AD and therefore my gpo's.
Complete access to files with file security and any printer in the school will work. It will have a clip on keyboard and usb ports. Adobe flash will work, Most old programs that staff have built there curriculums around will work and gradually IOS apps will appear in the windows market place for the fun things that can be done with these devices.
Because of this staff will know how it works it will be correctly managed and therefore it will not become another mothballed experiment.
It is such a waste of money when management go for the latest fad rather than listen to their tech wise IT staff. It almost makes me sick when I think of all the cuts being made to EMA etc; etc;
Apple are making a mint and their marketing is so slick you don't even notice it. When kids go out into the coporate world they will not be using apple devices because the will work in organisations with Domains!