Pupils due to start at an academy in Kent, England look set to be carrying out more and more of their daily studies by way of the Apple iPad. The school is one of a number around the country to be officially experimenting with the inclusion of tablet PCs, having announced the scheme to parents earlier this year as an ideal way of stimulating learning through enjoyment.
The school has stated that the weight of the iPad and its impressive battery life make it ideally suited for use by children for both in school learning and at home. Following a donation from parents, students are given access to an iPad 2 along with a carry case, a range of educational apps, full insurance and technical support.
Another high school inNorthern Irelandannounced a similar plan earlier this year, requiring parents to pay £170 to see their kids equipped with iPads. As it stands, up to 500 children are eligible for the initiative.
No one knows what the costs will be moving into this fall when the next generation iPad, the iPad 3, is available. It is unclear whether the iPad 3 will become part of the program.
Both institutions have stated that Apple made the ideal choice above all others due to the way in which comprehensive reviews have supported the iPad’s ability to surpass standard PC capabilities. While the iPad is far from the only tablet PC on the market to boast business and educational prowess, it dominates the market across the board quite substantially.