Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad?
A look at using iPads with a focus on how an English teacher approaches the question. One example (of four) provided (and quoted):
I want my students to demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of the story.
Learning Objectives: In addition to learning the story elements, students learn...
* To write a constructive review (plus three more objectives)
Followed by a project, in this case a book poster and suggestions on what apps might be used.
So perhaps the question is not what can a student do, but what can a student do with an iPad (that demonstrate their skills and expertise - think Bloom's taxonomy).
Via Beth Dichter