Now this looks like a fun and useful new “tool” … the Apple iPad. Check out the info. and videos at Apple to see if you aren’t also intrigued by this gear that promises fun new ways of accessing, viewing, and sharing media. It should also be of great interest to schools as textbooks and other printed resources move to electronic devices. Pricing is based on the amount of flash memory installed: $499.00/16GB, $599.00/32GB, $699.00/64GB for the Wi-Fi models; and $629.00/16GB, $729/32GB, $829/64GB for the Wi-Fi + 3G models. Availability is to be by March, 2010. Apple has a sign-up page if you’d like to be notified of availability by email. Wanting, but maybe I’ll wait for v.2.
Update, 7/24/12: I’m now using an iPad, v3, and am very excited about the possibilities for its use as a video production tool for education. Blogging about that soon.