So, let me tell you a story. Last year I envisioned a classroom where I could make a difference to my students. My instincts told me that technology could make a difference, but I found pcs or laptops difficult because of they way they were set up ...mostly they face a wall, or with laptops, students are hidden behind them. I then heard about the new IPad, not yet released.....and before I even tried one, I knew it could be the answer. I had used an iphone and an itouch, so I had some feel for how a the touch screen might work.