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    Re: best tablet for kindergarten
    ktchr

    On 12/08/14, DonnaR/CA wrote:
    > On 12/07/14, ktchr wrote:
    >> I would like to buy some tablets for my
    >> classroom but I have no idea which one to
    >> purchase. Any advice would be greatly
    >> appreciated.
    >
    > My Kinders mostly have experience with iPads,
    which are very
    > easy to use for both teacher and students.
    However, I will
    > concede that they are among the most expensive
    tablets. You
    > can get a lot of free apps for them. That said, I did
    get
    > tired of the kids getting ads popping up on them,
    then some
    > parents donated iTunes cards so that I could buy
    the ad-free
    > versions.
    >
    > Androids are usually a lot less expensive. Once
    inside the
    > games, kids have no trouble with them. Friends
    tell me that
    > these have the same issues with free apps, full of
    ads, unless
    > you buy the ad-free versions. However, I'm not
    too familiar
    > with the Google store.
    >
    > Whichever you get: GET CASES FOR THEM! My
    school handed me 5
    > iPads for student use and NO CASES. Since I am
    not spending
    > $15-25 each out of my own money, I've done two
    things. My
    > students are not allowed to walk around the room
    carrying
    > them. They carry them to one place and then sit
    on the floor
    > to use them -- not at tables or desks, so they
    won't drop them
    > 3 ft. So far, so good for 3 months. The other thing
    I did was
    > to take 2 pieces of velour fabric and sew them
    together on 3
    > sides to create a "pocket" for each of them. This
    allows me to
    > store them without scratches and to take them
    home
    > periodically for updates and charging.
    >
    >
    >
    > Donna