Apple's 2012 performance in education was astonishing, and it's being driven especially by the growth of the iPad. What's clear though is that it's not a magic bullet:
"Simply handing out iPads to teachers and students (and going over the security protocols) isn't going to accelerate learning in your school. Educators need to become skillful at using these tools and then think deeply about how to integrate them into the learning environment in powerful ways."This is patently clear in the work that we've been doing on the use of iBooks in the classroom. Educators need sound strategies for deciding when and how to deploy any technology as part of their pedagogic approach, and the iPad is no exception to this.