Pacific Coast Christian Academy in Salinas, CA is adding iPads in 2012-13. Technology costs, but there are surprisingly creative ways to help defer them. I agree, we have to keep up! Isn't that a part of providing an excellent education?
Yes, I believe it is becoming a key part of an excellent education. I don't believe we ever can or should remove the human element (the teacher) from the equation but unfortunately many in the independent school are a little too tied to the "back to the basics" idea. I agree that from a curricular standpoint, the basics are huge but from a curricular delivery standpoint we need to be more forward thinking.