IPad - any good for a junior school?
I have searched the forums and can find a lot of argument and chat about the ipad but very little info as regards the usage of ipads in schools like ours.
We are a junior school about to get a lovely new Ruckus network and the boss is very keen to get something 'new' to hang off it. We were looking at netbooks but now that the ipad has come out - he is practically salivating!(he has an ipod touch)
What I need is some genuine pros and cons of the kit.
The price is obviously an issue (the biggest one, in my eyes, but hey, I don't set the budgets). I also know about the Flash issues
Would I be able to put it on my network so that they children can save to their area on the server? (sorry, probably stupid question, but I know NOTHING about macs and mac-type issues)
If it couldn't be put on the network, and was used as a standalone device, what use could primary school children make of it? Obviously they could surf the net and make notes etc - but can they save stuff?
Originally I thought we were going for something that would enable the children to use computers around the school, but now perhaps he just wants a device for information
Serious answers please - there are enough arguments re 'apple is carp' already!!:)