The introduction of iPad and select apps not only promotes the education development with their high tech but may fundamentally change the traditional teaching and learning ways. iPad which features 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology is easy to carry. This tablet released by Apple Inc allows you to surf the Internet, email, read ebooks, play video and other functions. John Tyler, an employee working as editor for amazon discount store says iPad can demonstrate a procedure, record it and help students to learn.
The benefits of iPad are obvious. Firstly, students can purchase the digital textbooks, storing them into the iPad so that they can not only save some book costs but can also enjoy Internet search information. Secondly, with iPad students are able to watch videos or read the demonstration documents related to the curriculum in advance so as to be prepared for the lesson. Thirdly, it is not necessary for students to carry loads of books to school because iPad has solved such problem. Furthermore, the tablet has provided a platform on which students can keep in contact with their teachers whether in class or after class. It is believed that iPad and other e-readers may help connect everything in our daily life in the near future.
Of course, the introduction of iPad may still cause some issues. For instance, school network will get into trouble due to overuse of iPad. And also, it is likely that students will get distracted when using iPad such as playing games or indulging in other entertainment.
In spite of the cons iPad bringing, iPad and other e-readers are bound to play an important role in the future education system such as online teaching and new way of presenting teaching materials, which are believed to change the traditional teaching methods and the structure of the textbooks.