This website is a collection of articles, websites and other materials about how others are using iPads in education, focusing on elementary school use.
iOS 11.3 is the most recent operating system. The Control Center sweeps up from the bottom, even during sleep mode, giving access to some useful settings such as volume, brightness, wi-fi, airplane mode and Airplay. Airdrop can also be accessed from the Control Center. Apps update automatically in the background.
The most recent iPad supports the Apple Pencil, which can be used to take notes or do sketching. The connector remains the Lightning Connector. The cellular version comes with a SIM card so that it supports multiple carriers including international cellular service by just switching the card. iPads still come with Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Photos, iMovie, and Garage Band.