iPads in schools: it's happening already

I just linked to this great video showing kids from a variety of schools using iPads in classes:

The prospect of iPads in schools as a norm still seems a little far fetched in our diverse economic bands but I want to see my kids going to school with iPads instead of bags of back-breaking books, learning dynamically in ways we only dreamed of learning when we were younger. The immediate challenge is persuading educational publishers to make their books available in a format the iPad can handle, whether it be in the iBooks format or Kindle format (or even a more open format but that is not likely to happen too quickly, if at all). At that point an iPad becomes a no-brainer. It means kids carry one device and a tool that is far more powerful than anything we had in our time.

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