Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#NaBloPoMo - Remember the iBook

On Monday I had a teacher ask if it would be possible to get a device that could word process but not connect to the internet.

The only devices that I could think of were our iBooks. The iBooks in our building were part of a 1:1 initiative that started more than 16 years ago. The building even piloted it with great success.

So we dusted a few off, plugged them in and handed them over to a tech enthusiastic learner and said "see if you can get it working and connected to the internet.

In less that a few minutes he had the computer booted, in a few more minutes he had it connected to the wifi. By midday the iBook was fully charged and able to last without the power cable.

Aside from the speed in which the learner had the computer operational, it was mighty impressive to see a computer more than 16 years old function at an on par pace with some of our other newer equipment.

Our tech enthusiast asked if he could use it for a day to compare it to the Chromebook. He will be testing this when we return from our Thanksgiving Break.

Stay tuned, and stay connected.

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