Everyone is looking for the iPad 3 announcement. This could very well happen. However Apple announced that the January 19th event will be about education. Could the two finally get along? An iPad that is optomized for school use, where the student can have all their books stored on an iPad?
We think this could be a big announcement involving publishing houses that control most of the textbooks currently being used in schools. Is Apple going to announce that a large number of textbooks will be available for download on the iPad (3)?
Some school districts have already issued students an iPad for use in the classroom. However, they are not able to use the iPad to it’s fullest potential due to the fact that most textbooks are still not available for the iPad.
Both KidFriday Kids, (13-year old Hannah and 10-year old Zoe) have had up to 40 pounds of books to carry to school on any given day. That’s a lot of weight for almost anyone. It sure makes for one heavy backpack to a 65 pound kid.
The future is now. That’s what we’re betting on.