Three Reasons Why Using an iPad in The Classroom May Be A Bad Idea

There are many positive reasons for why you should use an iPad in the classroom. They are a great learning tool but there are also many reasons why using an iPad may be a bad idea.

  • Multiple windows and files can’t be kept open side by side. Although this is definitely a negative if you are trying to multi-task, it may be good for keeping your students focused on the one thing they are supposed to be doing.
  • iPad’s are not like a computer keyboard, which makes it difficult to type longer emails or documents.  I much prefer a real keyboard any day. Syncing your iPad to an Apple wireless keyboard is a great idea if you’re going to be doing a lot of typing.
  • iPads were designed to be personal devices. With the incapability to enter logins, each student needs his/her own. Personal information can’t be stored if students are sharing iPads.