iPad Mini, Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3 and Surface Studio Laptop – Are they good buys?

Recently Apple and Microsoft held events and unveiled some new products. Looking through my educator glasses I thought I’d write about them and try to evaluate if they are good for schools. When I say that, I mean, are they good to buy a whole bunch and give them to teachers, staff and/or students. So let’s dive in.

iPad Mini

No. There you go. The iPad Mini looks great. It probably has good battery life, the screen looks bright and the build quality is solid. In the past the iPad Mini was the “cheap” iPad, so schools bought them and teachers/students liked them. The landscape has now changed. Now schools can buy an iPad Mini for $449 (education discount) but the “cheap” iPad is $309 (education discount).

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Podcast episode 45 – It’s nap time! – October 24, 2012

It is another incredible episode. There was a lot to talk about this week in ed tech. As always, check out the agenda below and subscirbe to us on iTunes! We love those subscriptions.

  1. Happy birthday Cara!
  2. Edmodo and others was down!
    1. Owning your data
    2. Should teachers be worried?
    3. Other options
  3. Kids get suspended for finding naughty pics on teacher’s iPad
    1. Shouldn’t the teacher be responsible?
    2. More examples that being online does not mean you’re anonymous
    3. What should the school have done?
  4. iPad mini – Should schools even pay attention to this thing? – Apple Event tonight around 9pm
  5. What websites do you use to help you be productive?
  6. The Ostrich Pillow – Should we have nap time in school? – A video for the Ostrich Pillow
    1. You can nap anywhere with this thing!
    2. It costs about $100 USD
  7. iPhone app of the week – Mitosis
    1. https://itunes.apple.com/AE/app/id348184626?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
  8. Happy Eid everyone

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