I am looking at purchasing some new technology for my classroom, and I'll be honest, I am seriously thinking about buying a class set (8) of iPads for my students to use.
The context of my classroom:
- I work at the local hospital where we provide short term crisis stabilization and inpatient assessment to children under the age of 18 who present with a wide range of mental health related difficulties.
- Maximum class size: 8
- Class time will be spent focusing on engaging students in a love for learning while also ensuring they can re-enter their mainstream classroom and curriculum.
- Students stay on average about 2-3 weeks. The longest stay would be about 5 weeks.
- Due to logistics, my classroom can only have Internet access via USB Internet Sticks or if the device has 3G network capabilities, so I was thinking of purchasing the 3G Ipad (16GB).
I'm not married to iPads, so I am open to suggestions. But I am leaning that way.
What are your thoughts? I would love to engage in a conversation in the comment section for this post. Or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your help!