Are iPads Showing Up In Schools?

I am often asked for references to schools in specific areas that are implementing iPads. My default resource for finding those locations and deployments is typically to do a search in Google and look for references or articles about those deployments.

Eric Lai, a writer for a technology publication called ZDNet, has created an interactive list of over 130 schools, school districts, colleges and universities deploying tablets to students for the first time this fall. Use this interactive map he created to find out more about these deployments.

View School iPad & Tablet Deployments, Fall 2012 in a larger map

The following infographic developed by creative media agency MDG Advertising, shows more than 1.5 million are currently in use by students, and schools bought some 47,000 in the first month-and-a-half after its release. There are currently more than 20,000 apps meant for education, and 80% of learning apps in the App Store target kids. Some studies even show that students who have access to iPads do better in school than kids who don’t.

All this information comes from sources including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others to produce the following infographic. Check it out below for the fuller picture.


2 thoughts on “Are iPads Showing Up In Schools?

  1. Hi Michael
    Thank you for some excellent thoughts on this very fast moving subject. I share your view that iPads have the potential to totally change the way bricks and mortar/classroom education is don
    I think your map understates the position in the UK where there is a groundswell of interest in the whole subject of iPads in schools and hundreds of schools trialling various levels of involvement.
    I am exploring the use of GarageBand in academic class and 1:1 instrumental teaching here in the UK. Your UK subscribers might be interested to hear of a seminar for teachers using GarageBand in schools to be held at Eton College on the 15th October. Further details to be found on

    Sandy MacDonald

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