Apple's long been known for its commitment to educational institutions, but starting today, seven schools in the Netherlands are taking that focus on education to a whole new level. These so-called "Steve Jobs schools" emphasize the use of the iPad in an elementary school environment, with an emphasis on giving students everything they need to start their education on the popular tablet.
It's a tough job, taking a handful of rowdy kids and making them sit still and try to learn. If you think teachers have it easy, you organize 25 six year olds to do anything. Now try it for eight hours a day, five days a week, nine months out of the year. At the very least, there ought to be apps to make some of this -- at least the grading and attendance -- easier.
So not only were you an original iPad adopter, but now you're one of the lucky few to have the iPad 2, while others now have to wait almost five weeks. While there's plenty of possibilities about what to do with the 'ol tablet, Apple may have helped narrow it down for you, if you weren't planning to resell, Apple is touting a new donation program that allows consumers to donate old iPads to the Teach for America program.