Thanks, Sam Gliksman, for this article. The issues are pertinent given some of the possibilities on our horizons at the moment.

It will be interesting to hear parent feedback and respond to it when we get to that stage.

An Auckland school has triggered an uproar by placing the new iPad on its ‘compulsory’ stationery list for Year 9 students next year.

Orewa College last month sent a letter home to the parents of Year 8 students saying they need their “help and financial input” to provide “affordable portable computing devices such as netbooks and laptops, iPads and the smaller devices such as iTouch and smart phones” for students.

via iPads ‘compulsory’ at Auckland school – National – NZ Herald News.