Talk:Tablets

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Archived discussions000:52, 22 November 2012
New iPad products300:50, 22 November 2012

Archived discussions

The following discussions pre-dated the availability of liquid threads ...


Question re problem of focussing on content[edit]

Can someone elaborate on the editorial remark:

Highlighting the problem with school (and publishers/Apple) focussing on iPads for content delivery - wrong paradigm!
Thanks! Arided 17:49, 29 September 2012 (BST)
I meant that they were focused on using tablets to deliver content to pupils - traditional paradigm. An alternative would be to use them as tools to support pupils as independent learners or to collaborate - a newer paradigm?
Mair 02:01, 12 October 2012 (BST) It might be good to make it clear in whose opinion it is the 'wrong paradigm' and what alternative they suggest.

Bits and Pieces[edit]

Mair 01:31, 12 October 2012 (BST) I expanded SEN for those not familiar with the acronym, and made it clear that the iPads in Primary site was fantastic 'in your opinion'. Hope that is ok.
I am not sure that a tablet PC usually has a keyboard - doesn't the 'PC' part just distinguish it from being Apple or Android and suggest it runs under MS Windows? I don't know of a reliable source of such definitions but this wikipedia article seems to suggest that as the origin of the name and this is one of Microsoft's latest offerings which they refer to as a Tablet PC. It does have a keyboard, but I think that may not be essential for the name ... this review seems to include Apple and Android under the heading Tablet PC so perhaps there isn't a clear distinction ???

PeterT 07:20, 12 October 2012 (BST) Tablets and Tablet PCs are different. A Tablet PC is basically a laptop with touch screen Which may either have a detachable keyboard or swivel between the tablet and laptop modes. They usually/always have a stylus too. Tablets are designed from the ground up not to need a keyboard. They also tend to be smaller and have much longer battery lives. Tend to run apps rather than traditional programs - reflecting totally different design of operating system. The boundary between them is getting more blurry!
PeterT00:52, 22 November 2012

New iPad products

Just wondering whether it is worth including links to the new iPad and iPad Mini products ... new products. Might iPad Mini provide a more attractive price point for schools procuring equipment without loss of functionality?

Mair15:19, 19 November 2012

Interesting one. This is in the grey area re marketing. Ok so long as we are even handed and

  • provide links to info about all the main types of tablets
  • only link to information about them, not to places where you can buy them (otherwise might be seen as promoting particular sellers).
PeterT00:53, 20 November 2012

Hmm possibly best avoided then - all the main types of tablet is a big ask and the clearest info about the new releases is going to be on the Apple site (with Buy Now links) ..

Mair08:50, 21 November 2012

Two thoughts

We wouldn't have to add info about all te key types at the same time - could be work in progress.

Putting links to reviews might be better than linking to the manufacturers' websites: more objective and may compare several models in one fell swoop.

Or stick with not adding these sorts of links ...

PeterT00:50, 22 November 2012