A lot of hubbub has been going around about this new tablet that Apple was coming out with, but I am not so sure it is that different from things like the iphone and the ipod touch. Although it does have a bigger screen and using it in the classroom would be better than using ipod touches. For one thing, since the ipod touch costs between $299- $499 I really wouldn't mind paying $499 for the ipad in my classroom. I think if would be a lot easier for the children to manipulate items and to view the content.
Anyway...it will be a while before we ever get one in our school, but in the meantime you can take a look at this video and find out more about the ipad. Especially pay attention to the last part of the segment on ACU down in Texas. I have a good friend down there that is part of the faculty.