I saw on the news today a special about the new iPad 3's capabilities  
in the classroom. It almost seems like Apple designed the new iPad  
with the mindset that it should be used in the classroom, and the new  
apps that will be available will be much better than before (and will  
work best on the newer iPad). Also, given that Apple updates their  
products frequently it seems it would be most beneficial to get the  
new iPad so that they can be a use to the program for more years to  


Quoting Patricia Riley <[log in to unmask]>:

> Hello everyone - I hope you all are having a great break! I am  
> writing to get your opinion about the iPads. We can go one of two  
> ways - get 20 of the New iPads (enough for our 15 Choral  
> Methods/Practicum participants, 3 current student teachers, 1  
> student teacher for the Fall, and 1 of the 2 going into General  
> Music Methods/Practicum in the Fall), or 25 of the  
> just-reduced-in-price iPad2 - (enough for everyone currently in the  
> program). Here is a link to information on the differences between  
> the iPad2 and the New iPad -
> http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/07/tech/mobile/ipad-3-announcement/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
> Please send me your thoughts ASAP. Thanks - Dr. R
> -- 
> Patricia Riley
> Associate Professor, Music Education
> The University of Vermont
> A311 Music Building
> 384 S. Prospect St.
> Burlington, VT 05405
> (802) 656-7770