Educational Technology

July 28, 2011

Apple iPad Awaits Back-To-School Boom

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am


The Apple iPad will dominate an influx of tablet computers into classrooms this fall, according to an education technology expert and industry reports. “The iPad is the best tablet out there today that we’ve seen reviewed,” said John Connolly, technology director for Chicago Public Schools, during the TechWeek conference this afternoon at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The iPad’s market dominance will translate to dominance in schools as educators adopt tablet computing this fall, experts agree. The iPad accounted for 90 percent of tablet sales in the third quarter, according to the research firm IDC. Chicago had 700 iPads in 23 public schools during the past school year. This fall it will add 4,500 iPads in about 50 schools.

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