I’m having trouble posting to Brian Aspinall’s blog, so here’s my quick response to http://brianaspinall.com/?page_id=488:
Not only do we need students to experience other manufacturers’ devices, we need them to struggle to perform tasks with different types of devices. Some types are better than others for certain purposes.
I’ve heard about some Ontario elementary schools which have removed all computers in favour of tablets. I bet the principal, secretary, and teachers still have computers to use, because they’re useful.
There is no one-size-fits-all device, app, manufacturer, or approach.
Good thinking – thanks for inviting comments!