When purchasing equipment for education, you have to look at the “long haul.” Since district money is tight and purchasing technology equipment is considered as an academic investment in our children, there is no room for waste.
When equipment needs to be repaired, technicians are available on hand to troubleshoot or maintain laptops, but tablets? Hmmm… Let’s look at my main two issues with tablets.
1. Battery replacement
After a few years of recharging over and over again, I’m sure the battery life will take a turn for the worse just like any other battery dependent device.
2. Screen replacement (heaven forbid!)
Students drop stuff – Yes, it’s inevitable. Following video shows how fragile the iPad screen really is. (Please excuse the choice of words after the last drop in the video.)