Could the iPad really change how we read? I think so!

I wasn’t one of the many who posted specs day one and started to imagine the possibility of what this could mean. I’ll totally admit it I’m an apple fan boy, I think they’re made great products and changed the way many have used computers but I wasn’t sold just yet on the iPad they missed major things like video conferencing and some form of flash support.

Now a week plus after the release I’ve heard all the good and all the bad people have to say about the product (the good out weights the bad by a long shot).

My son loves our iPhones knows that the home button will turn off his game or movie/tv show (even though he still pushes it from time to time). He’s starting to learn the concept of interactive play with some of the games I’ve put in my prior iPhone/iPod Touch post [Link].

Now I’m starting to look and think about the iPad, the possibilities are limitless instead of kids carrying around backpacks ready to break their backs everyday. They need just one device loaded with rich content, and my example of just how it will it change how kids read? Take a look at this video clip…

Thats pretty awesome stuff could you imagine if all the children books became just a little more animated. Could you imagine a science text book that had interactions embedded into the content to show students how something worked? How about math books where the graphic calculator was built into the book?

One thought on “Could the iPad really change how we read? I think so!”

  1. ipad is gonna be real big and is a new paradigm – forget about flash, never gonna happen, and besides, who needs flash when apple is really just about their closed system and there will be an app to give you the interactivity of flash – i'm not saying this in a bad way. i think the real miss on this gen 1 ipad is an sd card reader…if it had one, our parents would have zero need for an actual computer – they could simply plug in their sd card and upload and share pics.

    this thing is going to change the way our kids learn – imagine no longer having to carry a backpack full of textbooks…and having the textbooks just appear on your screen where you can annotate directly on the pages and being able to share these annotated pages.

    i can think of so many industries that this thing is going to revolutionize – medicine, warehouses, etc…

    by the way, the keyboard is surprisingly usable but does kinda hurt to type on if you are a hard typer – so if you are a fan of the clicky old skool ibm keyboard, this thing is gonna take some getting used to.

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