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£37,000 worth of iPads taken in burglary at Hove Park School

The Argus: 152 iPads stolen from school 152 iPads stolen from school

More than £30,000 worth of iPads have been stolen from a secondary school. 

Police are appealing for information after £37,000 worth of iPads were stolen in a burglary at Hove Park School overnight on Friday or Saturday morning.

The 152 iPads were being stored ready for the new term at the school in Hangleton Way, Hove, were stolen sometime between 9pm on Friday and noon on Saturday (21 June).

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw any vehicles or people acting suspiciously in the Hangleton area during the time, or if they have any information to contact police.

DC Richard Valder-Davis said: "A large number of iPads awaiting allocation to pupils have been stolen from the school. We would like to hear from anyone that may have heard about this burglary being planned or has any information about where the iPads are now. It is likely that the offenders knew the school layout and the area the equipment was being stored."

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting serial 650 of 21/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:27pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Withdean-er says...

Naive.
Also, what about cctv?

The school have a well publisised ipad scheme, which I think is a good idea. But that well publicised knowledge, and the timing of the next handout, gave the perfect invitation to the scum of society to take their chances.

Hopefully somewhere soon down the line, these will start turning up in being registered with itunes or needing servicing at applestores, and using serial numbers the Police can work back to identify the thieving grime.
Naive. Also, what about cctv? The school have a well publisised ipad scheme, which I think is a good idea. But that well publicised knowledge, and the timing of the next handout, gave the perfect invitation to the scum of society to take their chances. Hopefully somewhere soon down the line, these will start turning up in being registered with itunes or needing servicing at applestores, and using serial numbers the Police can work back to identify the thieving grime. Withdean-er
  • Score: 34

6:28pm Sun 22 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

Sound like an inside job to me. I assume nothing else was taken as they knew where they were being kept?

Should have stuck to pen and paper...
Sound like an inside job to me. I assume nothing else was taken as they knew where they were being kept? Should have stuck to pen and paper... MasonStorm
  • Score: 30

6:28pm Sun 22 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

Sounds like an inside job.
Sounds like an inside job. stevo!!
  • Score: 23

7:15pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Frank28 says...

Hopefully, the security tracking and locking software had been activated before they were all stolen? If not, why not?
Hopefully, the security tracking and locking software had been activated before they were all stolen? If not, why not? Frank28
  • Score: 11

7:17pm Sun 22 Jun 14

whatone says...

A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-) whatone
  • Score: 2

7:35pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Andy R says...

whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning.........

Well done!
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning......... Well done! Andy R
  • Score: 13

8:38pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

Is it just coincidence that we have a glut of transient visitors lately.
Is it just coincidence that we have a glut of transient visitors lately. Hove Actually
  • Score: 15

8:41pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

£243.43 each
Is this the best deal a school could get?
£243.43 each Is this the best deal a school could get? Hove Actually
  • Score: 11

8:41pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

£243.43 each
Is this the best deal a school could get?
£243.43 each Is this the best deal a school could get? Hove Actually
  • Score: 7

9:03pm Sun 22 Jun 14

whatone says...

Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning.........

Well done!
Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention...

When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning......... Well done![/p][/quote]Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention... When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-) whatone
  • Score: 3

9:34pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Anonymous1999 says...

Frank28 wrote:
Hopefully, the security tracking and locking software had been activated before they were all stolen? If not, why not?
Because they're given to the students brand new to open themselves which they then plug into a mac and download all the necessary software and security as well as profiles.
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: Hopefully, the security tracking and locking software had been activated before they were all stolen? If not, why not?[/p][/quote]Because they're given to the students brand new to open themselves which they then plug into a mac and download all the necessary software and security as well as profiles. Anonymous1999
  • Score: 3

9:35pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Anonymous1999 says...

Hove Actually wrote:
£243.43 each
Is this the best deal a school could get?
Some of them were over that... However if you have more than one child in the school you got half price off the other one (that being if it was an iPad mini)
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: £243.43 each Is this the best deal a school could get?[/p][/quote]Some of them were over that... However if you have more than one child in the school you got half price off the other one (that being if it was an iPad mini) Anonymous1999
  • Score: 2

10:38pm Sun 22 Jun 14

KarenT says...

I thought you could do "Where's My iPad?" to find exactly where they are...
I thought you could do "Where's My iPad?" to find exactly where they are... KarenT
  • Score: 0

10:42pm Sun 22 Jun 14

crazy_plan says...

A quick google shows that this has happened at many other silly schools.

http://www.mancheste
reveningnews.co.uk/n
ews/greater-manchest
er-news/hundred-ipad
s-stolen-stretford-t
rafford-6313846

http://www.essex.pol
ice.uk/news_features
/features_archive/20
14/march/ipads_worth
_thousands_stolen_f.
aspx

What a total waste of tax payers (and parents) hard earned cash.
A quick google shows that this has happened at many other silly schools. http://www.mancheste reveningnews.co.uk/n ews/greater-manchest er-news/hundred-ipad s-stolen-stretford-t rafford-6313846 http://www.essex.pol ice.uk/news_features /features_archive/20 14/march/ipads_worth _thousands_stolen_f. aspx What a total waste of tax payers (and parents) hard earned cash. crazy_plan
  • Score: 9

10:44pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Andy R says...

whatone wrote:
Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning.........

Well done!
Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention...

When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)
'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they?

Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning......... Well done![/p][/quote]Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention... When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)[/p][/quote]'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they? Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes....... Andy R
  • Score: 1

11:01pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Andy R says...

crazy_plan wrote:
A quick google shows that this has happened at many other silly schools.

http://www.mancheste

reveningnews.co.uk/n

ews/greater-manchest

er-news/hundred-ipad

s-stolen-stretford-t

rafford-6313846

http://www.essex.pol

ice.uk/news_features

/features_archive/20

14/march/ipads_worth

_thousands_stolen_f.

aspx

What a total waste of tax payers (and parents) hard earned cash.
That'd be two then.....
[quote][p][bold]crazy_plan[/bold] wrote: A quick google shows that this has happened at many other silly schools. http://www.mancheste reveningnews.co.uk/n ews/greater-manchest er-news/hundred-ipad s-stolen-stretford-t rafford-6313846 http://www.essex.pol ice.uk/news_features /features_archive/20 14/march/ipads_worth _thousands_stolen_f. aspx What a total waste of tax payers (and parents) hard earned cash.[/p][/quote]That'd be two then..... Andy R
  • Score: 2

11:11pm Sun 22 Jun 14

sussexram40 says...

why are schoolkids being given ipads.
i'm an adult and I haven't got one.
why are schoolkids being given ipads. i'm an adult and I haven't got one. sussexram40
  • Score: 13

11:58pm Sun 22 Jun 14

fredaj says...

Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on.

Outrageous!

And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn.

These computers are used for games!
Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on. Outrageous! And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn. These computers are used for games! fredaj
  • Score: 19

1:08am Mon 23 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning.........

Well done!
Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention...

When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)
'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they?

Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......
We've noticed......
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning......... Well done![/p][/quote]Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention... When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)[/p][/quote]'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they? Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......[/p][/quote]We've noticed...... stevo!!
  • Score: 0

2:04am Mon 23 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

Frank28 wrote:
Hopefully, the security tracking and locking software had been activated before they were all stolen? If not, why not?
Because it doesn't exist. Unless you're referring to the 'Find my iPad' app in which case the students wouldn't have set it up yet.

That's what you get for buying off the shelf devices like.
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: Hopefully, the security tracking and locking software had been activated before they were all stolen? If not, why not?[/p][/quote]Because it doesn't exist. Unless you're referring to the 'Find my iPad' app in which case the students wouldn't have set it up yet. That's what you get for buying off the shelf devices like. MasonStorm
  • Score: 4

5:18am Mon 23 Jun 14

mandi26 says...

fredaj wrote:
Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on.

Outrageous!

And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn.

These computers are used for games!
Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park.
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on. Outrageous! And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn. These computers are used for games![/p][/quote]Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park. mandi26
  • Score: 3

5:34am Mon 23 Jun 14

stumpyshimmans says...

mandi26 wrote:
fredaj wrote:
Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on.

Outrageous!

And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn.

These computers are used for games!
Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park.
Hope they had find my pad app!
[quote][p][bold]mandi26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on. Outrageous! And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn. These computers are used for games![/p][/quote]Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park.[/p][/quote]Hope they had find my pad app! stumpyshimmans
  • Score: -7

8:02am Mon 23 Jun 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

That's more than 240 pounds each!
I'd say the school has definitely been robbed.
That's more than 240 pounds each! I'd say the school has definitely been robbed. Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: 6

9:47am Mon 23 Jun 14

TedMaul says...

they should have bought them all raspberry pi devices, they may then have learnt something which thieves wouldnt try and nick
they should have bought them all raspberry pi devices, they may then have learnt something which thieves wouldnt try and nick TedMaul
  • Score: 8

11:21am Mon 23 Jun 14

whatone says...

Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning.........

Well done!
Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention...

When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)
'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they?

Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......
You're right....

But It must be so hard for you trying to type anything intelligent with those knuckles of yours dragging on the ground ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning......... Well done![/p][/quote]Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention... When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)[/p][/quote]'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they? Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......[/p][/quote]You're right.... But It must be so hard for you trying to type anything intelligent with those knuckles of yours dragging on the ground ;-) whatone
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Mon 23 Jun 14

fredaj says...

mandi26 wrote:
fredaj wrote:
Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on.

Outrageous!

And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn.

These computers are used for games!
Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park.
Like what?

Please list examples of what you children need a top-of-the-range tablet to learn.

Well?
[quote][p][bold]mandi26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on. Outrageous! And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn. These computers are used for games![/p][/quote]Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park.[/p][/quote]Like what? Please list examples of what you children need a top-of-the-range tablet to learn. Well? fredaj
  • Score: 0

1:33pm Mon 23 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

TedMaul wrote:
they should have bought them all raspberry pi devices, they may then have learnt something which thieves wouldnt try and nick
Exactly. It's sad how a device developed for exactly this purpose, in the UK and for a tenth of the cost has been overlooked and they have purchased this overpriced rectangle instead. Someone must have made a nice commission of this sale.
[quote][p][bold]TedMaul[/bold] wrote: they should have bought them all raspberry pi devices, they may then have learnt something which thieves wouldnt try and nick[/p][/quote]Exactly. It's sad how a device developed for exactly this purpose, in the UK and for a tenth of the cost has been overlooked and they have purchased this overpriced rectangle instead. Someone must have made a nice commission of this sale. MasonStorm
  • Score: 3

2:08pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Andy R says...

whatone wrote:
Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning.........

Well done!
Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention...

When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)
'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they?

Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......
You're right....

But It must be so hard for you trying to type anything intelligent with those knuckles of yours dragging on the ground ;-)
Poor.....very poor......
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning......... Well done![/p][/quote]Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention... When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)[/p][/quote]'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they? Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......[/p][/quote]You're right.... But It must be so hard for you trying to type anything intelligent with those knuckles of yours dragging on the ground ;-)[/p][/quote]Poor.....very poor...... Andy R
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Mon 23 Jun 14

mandi26 says...

fredaj wrote:
mandi26 wrote:
fredaj wrote:
Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on.

Outrageous!

And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn.

These computers are used for games!
Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park.
Like what?

Please list examples of what you children need a top-of-the-range tablet to learn.

Well?
To be honest I ve got no opinion on if the right system was introduced I m personally glad it was Apple that was chosen as that's what we used in our home anyway so everything's compatible.
I just wanted to point out that in my home the ipad is not just used as a gaming machine. My son has sixty seven books as well as the twenty two games on his. He s often inspired by teaching staff during and after school to follow up on subjects in his own time.
For the little weekly expense( less than £8 a week) we had when we brought them for both my sons it was well worth it to see the interests in the world my youngest son has and continues to develop.
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandi26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on. Outrageous! And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn. These computers are used for games![/p][/quote]Your son or daughter might just play games on theirs, however my son uses his as a learning tool and has benefited greatly by having a ipad for the last year at Hove Park.[/p][/quote]Like what? Please list examples of what you children need a top-of-the-range tablet to learn. Well?[/p][/quote]To be honest I ve got no opinion on if the right system was introduced I m personally glad it was Apple that was chosen as that's what we used in our home anyway so everything's compatible. I just wanted to point out that in my home the ipad is not just used as a gaming machine. My son has sixty seven books as well as the twenty two games on his. He s often inspired by teaching staff during and after school to follow up on subjects in his own time. For the little weekly expense( less than £8 a week) we had when we brought them for both my sons it was well worth it to see the interests in the world my youngest son has and continues to develop. mandi26
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2:26pm Mon 23 Jun 14

whatone says...

Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
Andy R wrote:
whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning.........

Well done!
Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention...

When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)
'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they?

Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......
You're right....

But It must be so hard for you trying to type anything intelligent with those knuckles of yours dragging on the ground ;-)
Poor.....very poor......
Better than anything you've come up with...

Or not come up with as your lack of a valid argument shows...

But don't worry. If evolution reverses itself again for you, just bear in mind the first few hundred thousand years are the worst ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that the thefts concerns were about thefts from students. You've just constructed an excellent argument for keeping nothing of value whatsoever in schools...ever. So that'd be computers, sports equipment, art materials, science equipment, technology for language learning......... Well done![/p][/quote]Maybe you ought to look into the value of a stolen ipad as regards its size and ease of 'resale' versus all those other items you mention... When you've thought about that, do come back to us with a actual valid argument yourself ;-)[/p][/quote]'Cos 152 iPads will just slip into bin bag won't they? Jeez......it's like evolution went into reverse on here sometimes.......[/p][/quote]You're right.... But It must be so hard for you trying to type anything intelligent with those knuckles of yours dragging on the ground ;-)[/p][/quote]Poor.....very poor......[/p][/quote]Better than anything you've come up with... Or not come up with as your lack of a valid argument shows... But don't worry. If evolution reverses itself again for you, just bear in mind the first few hundred thousand years are the worst ;-) whatone
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Mon 23 Jun 14

gheese77 says...

fredaj wrote:
Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on.

Outrageous!

And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn.

These computers are used for games!
You cannot use an iPad for programming, you can however program a Raspberry Pi & they cost less than £30 !
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Schools paying 30 grand so kids can have top-of-the-range technology to play games on. Outrageous! And before someone posts a load of blah blah blah that it is getting children "IT" ready, don't bother - it takes 10 minutes to learn how to use a tablet and they will be taught nothing about programming and electronics, which of course does not require 30 grands worth of hardware to learn. These computers are used for games![/p][/quote]You cannot use an iPad for programming, you can however program a Raspberry Pi & they cost less than £30 ! gheese77
  • Score: 6

1:00pm Tue 24 Jun 14

terrycollmann says...

whatone wrote:
A theft waiting to happen...

So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time...

Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)
And your evidence for "backhanders" is what?

Oh - you don't have any.
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: A theft waiting to happen... So much for the reassurances given by Hove Park School when this stupid 'initiative' was foisted on the pupils/parents despite all the relevant misgivings about thefts stated at the time... Still it'll only be us taxpayers picking up the tab, not those who took the backhanders from apple ;-)[/p][/quote]And your evidence for "backhanders" is what? Oh - you don't have any. terrycollmann
  • Score: -1
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