The release of the new iPad can’t stop anyone from speculating that the previous ones will be cheaper in no time. Even if the price of the old and new iPad is affordable for most it might cost high for those who want to buy in bulk. Some institutions, like the school, may want to use the iPad or other tablet PC to adapt the latest craze in computing. I know that computer and internet have been widely used as a teaching tool in preschools and schools but the use of iPad is quite too soon to adapt.
My colleague who is handling preschoolers showed us his new toy he got from one of our headmasters. Not the new iPad but it’s an iPad anyway. When I told it to my group the excitement was apparently hard to contain. Everybody wants this thing and everybody starts complaining that carrying a laptop causes body pains. Unfortunately, it’s only provided to preschools. Since I don’t handle preschoolers I don’t get one of these. But I believe we all get to use the iPad or any tablet PC in the near future.
The presentation of iPad in preschool has, nevertheless, gained criticism. Some educators oppose the early engagement of preschool children to this kind learning tool. They believe that children learn in many other ways than iPad. While others welcome the idea the effect of this method to children could not be determined until later. But educational apps for playing and learning in iPad may probably give positive results. What are your thoughts?
You must have a geek hubby, hehee!. I want to have one but hubby doesn’t approve.
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I think it is a useful way for kids to learn. I mean, they will be using devices like tablets soon for the rest of their lives as such devices become more and more popular so why not start to do their learning on them too. They are easy to use, intuitive and safe, after all.
Yes, definitely, and with proper guidance more educational apps will help the children learn through it. I saw math and language apps that the kids were playing and it was really good.
I’d like to have one if only I have budget hehe. Maraming educational apps naman na pwedeng i-install so it’s up to the parents kung ano ang ipapa laro nila sa mga anak nila. Naka hawak ako ng ipad sa Globe Business center, yung mga naka display, nakapag laro pa si Sean ng more than 30 minutes.
Kayang-kaya yan, bakit hindi. It’s getting cheaper now that new models are coming out. Even new models are cheap. Kaya lang, in my case, ayaw talaga ni leif ng apple, hahaa. So sinasamantala ko na lang sa school.