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Labtop or ipad for nursing school????? - page 3

Hello my fellow nursing students??? I was wondering what would be better for nursing school?? Labtop or ipad???... Read More

  1. Visit  WoundedBird profile page
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    Quote from Floridatrail2006

    That's interesting that your program requires an ipad. Hope they have loners because those aren't cheap. I'm too broke to afford such a device. Pen and paper for me please
    We can choose what ever 'smart' device we want, but were not limited to just the iPad - the device has to be off of the supported devices list that contains the iPhone, android phones, iPod touch, iPad, windows devices, etc. I was just bringing up staying in the same OS so I'm not paying twice for apps that aren't the cheapest - something that might not be thought of.
  2. Visit  Kendel.G profile page
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    I use both my ipad mini and my MacBook Pro about equally
  3. Visit  UVA Grad Nursing profile page
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    A few years ago, UVa conducted a scientific experiment with Kindles in the MBA program. Students in one section (60) were all provided a Kindle DX. Students in the other section were not. At the end of the semester students and faculty were evaluated.

    A key finding regarded how people studied when reading. Annotating (underlining, adding comments) is doable on the e-device, but it can be very clunky. If you are one who likes to mark up the text, then a 3-D book may be best. The other complaint was that it was hard for students across sections using different technologies (book and Kindle) to function in study groups. One could just not say to all "just turn to page 241 in the book where the author says "Blah, blah" as the pages do not line up across devices Thumbing around an e-device is also not as easy as thumbing through a book.

    For the student who did not ever annotate a book and just liked to read whenever (and wherever) then the e-device was a benefit. But I would encourage you to think how you study.

    Also, do you take notes in class? The MBA students felt that then needed a laptop to take notes (even if they had a Kindle).
  4. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from UVA Grad Nursing
    A few years ago, UVa conducted a scientific experiment with Kindles in the MBA program. Students in one section (60) were all provided a Kindle DX. Students in the other section were not. At the end of the semester students and faculty were evaluated.

    A key finding regarded how people studied when reading. Annotating (underlining, adding comments) is doable on the e-device, but it can be very clunky. If you are one who likes to mark up the text, then a 3-D book may be best. The other complaint was that it was hard for students across sections using different technologies (book and Kindle) to function in study groups. One could just not say to all "just turn to page 241 in the book where the author says "Blah, blah" as the pages do not line up across devices Thumbing around an e-device is also not as easy as thumbing through a book.

    For the student who did not ever annotate a book and just liked to read whenever (and wherever) then the e-device was a benefit. But I would encourage you to think how you study.

    Also, do you take notes in class? The MBA students felt that then needed a laptop to take notes (even if they had a Kindle).
    That's interesting! In the past I have only took notes in paper and book.... Always wanted a ipad or something to bring up PowerPoint etc
  5. Visit  MrsStudentNurse profile page
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    I hardly ever bring my laptop to school but instead iPad. However I always hand write all my notes as that's what works best for me ( I then generally type them up at home and then make out flashcards so I see the material a lot).

    It depends on as others stated your program and the type of student you are. I'm the type of student that prefers writing papers at a cafe sometimes instead of only at home. Some people don't like that. While you can type papers on the iPad it's not the easiest and quickest by any means. Granted if you're an apple person, the MacBook Air is really light and pretty affordable for a MacBook. Maybe that'd be something to look into.
  6. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from Carley77
    I hardly ever bring my laptop to school but instead iPad. However I always hand write all my notes as that's what works best for me ( I then generally type them up at home and then make out flashcards so I see the material a lot).

    It depends on as others stated your program and the type of student you are. I'm the type of student that prefers writing papers at a cafe sometimes instead of only at home. Some people don't like that. While you can type papers on the iPad it's not the easiest and quickest by any means. Granted if you're an apple person, the MacBook Air is really light and pretty affordable for a MacBook. Maybe that'd be something to look into.
    Great thanks!
  7. Visit  obwon1 profile page
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    I like being to have a bunch of screens open st
  8. Visit  Tait profile page
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    Double 23 inch wide screen monitors and a desktop lol. I find anything with Internet access in class distracting, plus h always lived paper and highlighters
  9. Visit  hopefulRN'17 profile page
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    I say iPad for the portability but make sure all things can run on it. =)
  10. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from Tait
    Double 23 inch wide screen monitors and a desktop lol. I find anything with Internet access in class distracting, plus h always lived paper and highlighters
    True lol
  11. Visit  cnoto34 profile page
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    Quote from hopefulRN'17
    I say iPad for the portability but make sure all things can run on it. =)
    I will! I noticed your profile that you were in dentistry! I am too lol have new a rda for 14 years am making the switch jan 14!! Good luck
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  12. Visit  hopefulRN'17 profile page
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    WOW!!! Congrats to us!! haha .. 17 years and counting... def need a change!!! That is awesome, I wish you the best!
  13. Visit  emt0089 profile page
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    Everyone has their own technological preferences, but I would highly recommend the MacBook Air.

    Here's why:

    It only weighs 2.38 lbs and when it's closed and in its sleeve, it's comparable to the size of a slim notebook. It boots up and shuts down instantaneously allowing me to quickly access the internet, my documents and online academic materials. Web browsing, accessing videos, researching and writing papers has never been easier. It's a smaller laptop, but it has a full size keyboard which is very comfortable. The "track pad" is also convenient in that I can swipe between screens/web pages and even alter the size of the text.

    Apple products tend to be on the pricier side (I think a brand new 11" MBA costs around $999), but I was able to get mine refurbished for $700 from the Apple store and it came with a one year warranty. I've had it for 9 months and have never had any problems with it.

    Good luck with your search, and best of luck to you in nursing school! :-)
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