Should You Get Your Child an iPad or Laptop for School?

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August 13, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


With back-to-school shopping season in full swing, parents are deciding whether to get their child an iPad or laptop for the upcoming year. Although some kids may have their sights set on an ultra-trendy tablet device, tech experts are in agreement that a laptop is the way to go for students of all ages.

“Digital media tablets are more useful resources for consuming media such as looking at videos, pictures and accessing websites,” says Scott Campbell, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan. “Because laptops have built-in keyboards that provide so much more functionality in writing and platform provides a lot more flexibility with creating, it’s…
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