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iPad in Education For Dummies by Sam Gliksman

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Chapter 2

Getting Acquainted with iPad Technology

In This Chapter

arrow Becoming familiar with the physical layout of the iPad

arrow Distinguishing the iPad from other computers

arrow Preparing the other elements that are essential to iPad use

arrow Finding and purchasing apps

arrow Learning basic iPad skills

arrow Accessorizing your iPad experience

The initial days of the very first personal computers were only about 35 years ago. The first commercially available “portable” computer, such as the IBM 5100, sold for a whopping $10,000 to $20,000 and contained around 16KB to 64KB of memory. To put that in perspective, the average personal computer today contains several hundred thousand times the memory and sells for around 5 percent of the cost! Phenomena such as the Internet are revolutionizing how we connect and communicate. Mobile technologies have advanced to the point where portable devices are now smaller and more ...

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