There has been a lot of hype around this project with some commentators suggesting there was little point to this type of innovation and that it would be quickly assigned to the trash.
It reminds me of the same response when received when we announced Cathedral would implement iPads in Stage 4. We had numerous responses from parents concerned about the device being given to their children as they could not see how this could possibly help them in their learning. A number of staff also expressed their concerns, until they found out they would be receiving a device!
The following video demonstrates that there will always be people who have the ability to adapt a new technology to make their lives better. In the same way staff at our College have used the iPads to enhance the learning experiences of our Stage 4 students.