According to the Education Week article, “Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market”, iPads claim nearly 94% of the school market in tablets. Keith Bockwoldt, Director of Technology, Township High School District 214 in Illinois, tells of a flood of visitors to his district who are anxious to learn about the 1-1 iPad initiative. Although, Bockwoldt says his focus is on transforming learning, not on the device used, those who observe the Township program go away “sold” on the power of iPads. With the expense of iPads, some schools are looking to less costly devices such as Google Chromebook, Microsoft Surface, and the new Google Play. But, David T. Vinca of eSpark Learning says, “It’s our belief that the most engaging education experiences for students are being created for the iPad.”
While the market today is dominated by the iPad, with the fast-moving pace of technology, who knows what types of devices will be in our classrooms of the future?