Saturday, May 8, 2010

No Power? iPad Doesn't Mind

Here is another great reason why I love my iPad. I spent the last hour working on another post when the power cut out. Now, I did not lose the post thanks to Bloggers auto save, but it is very annoying to not have power in your house. The weather is crappy, hence the no power, so I can't go outside. Since I have the 3G, I don't have to worry about no WiFi to use my iPad. Just scrolling around the pages of the iPad, I have more than enough to keep me busy until the power is turned back on. Heck, I am able to write this post because of the 3G and the keyboard accessory.

For those of you out there that are skeptical about buying an iPad, just stop it already. It might not be the pinnacle of technology and it would be cool if it had a front facing camera (I'm sure that is in the next version), but what I have been able to do with my iPad has been very helpful in different situation. Heck, I was still able to run my classroom without missing a beat this week because of a virus that took out the students AND teacher servers. I was able to take attendance and enter in grades while other teachers were passing around sign in sheets for a few days. That was a nice feeling.

Now, if you will excuse me, I'm off to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Later Gators!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


  1. Finally an iPad related recommendation a teacher can relate to. It's tempting to buy one, especially because of its compactness. No lid, no keyboard, no cables.. Still, I already have a laptop and use it in classes quite effectively, so I'd probably need more reasons to buy one before it crashes, so that I don't feel a bit wasteful. Any more recommendations? :)

  2. I'm with you! Quickly becoming my go-to device for everything. I love my iPad. I am baffled by people who knock it (and then I realize that they haven't ever used one). Funny how people can have such strong opinions about a device they have never used.

  3. I was really impressed by a presentation on the iPad at a recent Apple Update that I attended. It really seems to be forward thinking. Continue to keep us posted on your adventures!

  4. Thanks for the post, helps us who have yet to buy an iPad see the true capabilities of them, particularly for teaching.


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