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Do you think the iPad will replace textbooks in the classroom?

  1. jaydawg808 profile image90
    jaydawg808posted 5 years ago

    Do you think the iPad will replace textbooks in the classroom?

  2. Goody5 profile image70
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    It certainly looks like things are going in that direction.

  3. multiculturalsoul profile image84
    multiculturalsoulposted 5 years ago

    In some schools and universities, it's already happening to some degree. I teach at a small school, and buying and replacing textbooks is an expensive proposition since we don't get a volume discount. At $100-150 per book, this adds up! And in my state, textbooks "expire" every 7-10 years and must be replaced. We've already had inservice sessions on how to use the iPad in the classroom, and the possibilities are endless. An iPad pre-loaded with all of a student's books would be amazing. No heavy book bags. No torn or missing pages. Students generally take care of their electronics. They like to toss textbooks around. I have been teaching for 28 years and remember using chalk and chalkboards. The idea of one device containing all a student needs--it's the wave of the future.

  4. tipstoretireearly profile image85
    tipstoretireearlyposted 5 years ago

    Most probably.  iPads (or their successor tablets) should be less expensive in the long run than buying physical books, and they make learner much more interactive and current.