So I have been using the Viewsonic gTab for about a month now. What do I think of it so far? So far it works in that, have a meeting, want to carry something light mode. Other than that, I struggle as to how teachers will use these in their classrooms. Outside of a digital clipboard for taking notes, I see a tablet as clunk for a teacher, if needing to type. I tried taking mine to meetings and using a Google Doc to take notes. I do like switching it to portrait mode and typing with two fingers. When the case finally comes in, I do think that will solve many of the issues I face. Unlike the neat little kickstand on the Archos 101, the Viewsonic does not come with any type of kickstand. That feature is probably worth its weight in gold, especially in a classroom.
What I want to do in the next few posts is begin reviewing some apps I found. While not all are tightly educational, as in falling in an area of the curriculum, I my opinion they do lead to some higher level thinking.