iOS 9 is coming in September!

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What have we got to look forward to?

Well, firstly the good news is that the iPad 2 will still be supported by iOS9. That has added some extra lifespan to the iPad 2 which is good news for current iPad 2 owners. The good old iPad 2 might be slower than the new iPads (and missing a few features such as AirDrop), but there is still life in it!

For more information about more iOS 9 features, read this informative blog post by David Pogue:

iOS 9 Deep Plunge: The 57 Coolest Features

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Playing Catch Up!

Okay, time to get this show on the road again! I haven’t given up on this blog, it’s just that Posterous closed down and I have had to move my blog to a new platform. It saved perfectly and now I’ve set it up here, only to find some of my images and videos are missing! I’ll have to rely on my memory, as I cannot refer to my Posterous blog at all. I should have checked earlier, but life happens, you get busy, side-tracked, find new platforms (Pinterest), start new projects etc. and some things just fall off the radar. I’ll just do my best to resurrect this blog, because our iPadding journey is FAR from over. In fact, I’d say we are now truly beginning! Exciting times ahead.

Goodbye iPads…

No, no, we are definitely not giving up on our iPad project!

Today our first class of Grade 6s got to take them home for the weekend and they will keep them until next Friday. This leap of faith by the school is so that we can give these students a taste of what it would be like to have access to an iPad for 24 hours a day, every day. We want them to use the iPad as a personal device, add homework to the calendar, keep a daily journal in the Notes app or Pages, download apps from the App Store (we took off this restriction), send emails (we set up personal email accounts for them with their school email addresses), add the device to their home Wi-Fi networks and expose their parents to the wonders of the iPad. In short, we would like them to treat the iPads as their own!

To say that these students were excited is an understatement beyond belief! They were like cats on a hot tin roof and couldn’t wait to get out of the door at home time to show their parents. Let’s see what the outcome of our little experiment will be. Only time will tell.

To read a more in-depth explanation of the trial, read my earlier post below.