My oldest granddaughter school this year is going to try a year long experiment of haveing the school book's that they need for class in the Electronic-book forum for them to use for the whole year . She was signed up last year for a advance program to test the kids on haveing the ipad in the classroom .Plus i have to say she a smart cookie for her age She got her class supply list this week for her school and she has to have a 16.gb ipad with the following access items for it .. 1-keyboard- 2-power cord- 3-screen cleaner 4-carrying case to protect the ipad when it beening transported to and from school & between classroom 5-usb snych cord 6-backpack to hold the ipad and other items need for school plus the few odd's & end's that they need for the class .. We where looking at the one case that make it look like a mac book style laptop for her to type on along with beeing easly to tote around .. So we where figureing a used first generation model from apple should do the trick . She has to take the ipad to school next friday and they are going to load the book's onto the ipad and they start school Aug 8 .. So it going to a great Experiment of seeing if it really will be the wave of the future of text book's for school Also part of the Experiment was to see if this would lighten the load that a school age childern carry with them on a daily basis ..