Image2. It would be unfair to expect Windows to offer a huge selection of RT apps at launch but they need to find ways of attracting developers to their platform… and quick. As an educator, the sheer variety and depth of educational, creation and productivity iOS applications has drawn me into Apple’s line of products and at this point competitors will have to provide a compelling alternative in order for me to switch to another platform.

Even after almost a full year, Microsoft’s entry into the educational game has been slow.  With the expansion of the Surface moving at the pace that it is, the pure functionality of a compatible tablet that will work with the computers that are already in the classroom should help the users of the other tablets slowly adapt to using a system that is already sitting on the desk in front of them.


Instructional Technologist MA: Instructional Media/Educational Technology Appalachian State University, 2011 BS: Elementary Education, K-6 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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