GOT IT!

Good old Apple!  Shipped it to me early – will unpack and get familiar with it and start to explore what’s possible.  Watch this space…….

Time to explore…..


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GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS!

The good news first….. and it really is awesome news!  Spoke with the Principal this morning – explained what I wanted to do and after a quick conversation – I got the go ahead to purchase an iPad 2.  The only concern that my Principal had was that the first generation of iPad looked a little limited at times – I quickly filled him in on the new features of the iPad 2 and how I planned to use it within my teaching and learning programmes.  VERY excited – and great to have a boss who is forward thinking and supportive of new technologies in the classroom.

 

The bad news…… and it is bad!  I ran off from the meeting ready to purchase the iPad 2.  Guess what?, yep, no iPad 2’s in New Zealand at the moment!!!  I tried all major stores in Auckland and also Yoobee, the closest we’ve got to an Apple store.  All suppliers gave me the same time-frame 4 to 6 weeks.  How frustrating!!  So, got on the Apple store and purchased direct – have been given a delivery time of 4 weeks – gets to me on the 11th May 2011.  I’m sooo bad at waiting…….  Gives me more time to research and plan I guess!

 

How fast will 4 weeks go……


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WHERE DO I START?

I guess the first step is to actually get my hands on an iPad!  Need to plan this weekend and come up with a good proposal for my Principal – hopefully he’ll share my vision and purchase one for me!?

 

Thinking of using the iPad with my Yr13 Sports Leadership class.  This course attracts STAR funding so I might be able to pursue the purchase of the iPad through this?  Numerous Unit Standards that could benefit from the use of Apps – need to alignment my teaching content and learning intentions with the Apps on offer.


 

This is what I need!  Currently $799 in the Apple Store for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model.  Did see it for $796 at JB-HiFi too.

 

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