Update: I wanted to add two more items to this post that I’ve heard good things about.
Tech Grip Clip Case (by Brookstone – available online or in stores) – $39 – Another school administrator raved about these cases for the affordability and durability.
Also available with a built in keyboard for $99
Flexible Bluetooth keyboards (by Brookstone) – The same school had a couple students using these and loved the portability and spill proof nature of this add-on. $59
The birth of the iPad spawned an entire industry of 3rd party vendors making every accessory one could possibly think of for the device. So the big question is….What accessories does your child need to make their iPad a complete learning tool?
Fortunately, the best answer is not very much. In this post, I will break down accessories into 2 categories: Must-have’s and Maybe’s. The sorting and actual accessories listed are based on advice given from other schools that have started iPad Programs and from articles I have read online. I am obviously not affiliated with Apple or any of the accessory vendors, so besides what I actually own myself, most of my advice is second hand.