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Junior Activity Week 
Why iPads?
Simply... it is the best option to our students at the moment. 

A bit of background...
In April 2010 Apple released the first iPad.
There were many skeptics...
The iPad and subsequent tablet market has dominated all figures in 3 years. 

Tablets dominate...
Since then tablets across all platforms have dominated sales figures.
But between 2011-13 iPad sales increased over 200%
While Apple sales have skyrocketed their market share has dropped as Android devices take on the market. 
PC sales are falling, tablet sales are increasing. Apple sell more iPads than any PC manufacturer sells PC's. Including HP.

Benefits of Tablets


PC's are dead or dying. 
Netbooks too.

Windows is dead

Students preferred device and platform. Focus group discussions average out about 75% in favour iOS and the rest Android.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8539323/Tech-savvy-students-demand-mobile-tools
http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/8538366/A-bad-Apple-Flying-iPad-wedged-in-bumper
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iPads

Positives

Slim not bulky
Intuitive to use10 Hour Battery lifeVideo and still cameraInstant start upNo virusesAuto update of OSUseful for all of familyAbundance of apps!!!!Voice recording apps usefulNo known hardware issues

Negatives
Cannot run Flash
Keyboard???Need to link to a base computer at timesNeed a wireless network at home to make it really really useful
Netbooks / Laptops

Positives

Book size
Students use computers dailyKeyboard OKScreen angle goodUSB interfaceRuns FlashWill connect at home with normal router/Dial up connection


Negatives
Battery life not great
Virus protection neededReliability and unknown depending on make, model etcLess Robust