Chrome is now available on the iPad. This means that you can now take continue your syncing from your laptop to your iPad. I personally use Chrome because I love being able to sync my tabs and bookmarks just by signing into Chrome on any device that has Chrome installed. My iPad is broken (it's on its way back to Apple at the moment) but Chrome will be the first app I install when it returns.
Applications for Education
If your students use multiple computers and devices and count iPads or iPhones in that number, Chrome could be a great app to have installed on those iPads.