Bye Bye, iPads

Yesterday was the final days for final exams and iPads. Everybody had to turn their iPad in. If they didn’t bring it yesterday, they had to bring it today to turn it in. No more iPads until September.

The iPads were great. Having something to play with and hold my attention, even if I got interrupted and told numerous times I shouldn’t be playing games. And, of course, there was having all my games erased because “we’re not supposed to have games on the iPad”. Yeah, I’m pretty sure every kid in my school broke that rule, but they should’ve expected that. If they really thought students would use the iPads strictly for schoolwork, then they were mistaken. Probably 95% of the kids in this school have parents who couldn’t afford to buy them an iPad and they wouldn’t dare ask. You give a kid an iPad for FREE and there is no way games won’t find its way onto there. And I won’t even get started on the students who have high enough grades to take them home and, thus, won’t be bound by a firewall.

Over the exams, everybody, regardless of grades, was allowed to take their iPad home. I was on my iPad more than my computer and when I was on my computer, I was using my iPad at the same time because I would be playing TS3 (call that obsession if you want; it’s better than being out at 2 AM). But with the iPad gone,  it’s back to my laptop and my uncle’s netbook when I want to give mine a break (TS3 takes up a lot of energy). The best thing was my grandfather never knew I had it. The last thing I need is for him to make a big fuss.

Well, it’s the third-to-last day of school. No schoolwork, dress-down day for seniors (doesn’t bother me) and just relaxing in general. Friday is the first day of summer vavcation. I’ll be sure to scream (mentally) with joy that this year is finally OVER!!!

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3 thoughts on “Bye Bye, iPads

  1. iPads are great! I can’t wait to see how schools are able to adapt them to the learning environment. I expect to see some of these “games” actually become learning tools that keep students interested. The more interactive they can make these applications, the more students will learn. Unique way to “trick” students into learning and having fun at the same time!

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