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Working in a school which has it's own school collection of iPads, and a Bring Your Own Device policy with students, there are SO many benefits to having the iPads. They are not to you be used ALL of the time in every subject there are fantastic apps which allows students to present and evaluate work in much more creative and accessible ways. For example, if you have a student whose written work is weak, they can use Audioboo to deliver a recorded verbal evaluation which can then be attached to the work (if the work is digital). There are other apps which allows the students to physical link their iPad remotely to the teachers whiteboard so they can show their work... For me, I am currently using them for recording a piece of work in Music - it also provides students with a personal keyboard which they can carry around with them on the iPad. If a suitable useage policy is drawn up with the necessary training given to staff, parents and students they are very vaulable learning resources. The iPads DO NOT replace the traditional learning activities but they enhance them AND provide the necessary links to ensure that our students are fully prepared for the digital world that we now live in. With regards to costing, buying enough for each school for just one class size can solve the problem quicker as these can then be booked out on a rota basis until a suitable funding policy is covered. Personally, I think £11 per month is a worthwhile investment for these for the many benefits that can arise from their use in the classroom and surely if there parents have paid for it then the device belongs to the student after the final payment?