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I teach at a 1:1 school. I'm trying to figure out how iPads are better than Macbooks. We use Macbook to create and I fail to see how the iPad is a tool that allows students to create... but I'm very unfamiliar with them.
My suggestion: Go with the iPad. My three year old nephew works his way around the iPad naturally. Your students will pick this up and run with it.
Now with the camera and microphone you will be able to assign really fun and creative projects. The music and art apps are absolutely amazing.
I'm jealous. You are about to have a great time. Enjoy!
I have an ipad for my personal use and I love the look and feel of it. However, my school district is pc-based. The ipad does not have Flash, which we use for most educational games, or a usb port.
I am looking into other tablets for elementary ed, some are in the $200-$300 range as opposed to the ipad $500-$600.