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Do the iPad models support an external keyboard? Do the iPad models support an external mouse?
All iPad models support a keyboard using the Apple Keyboard Dock Accessory (discontinued) or the Apple Wireless Keyboard via Bluetooth (US$69) as well as a variety of third-party keyboards. The iPad models use touch sensitive navigation and are not compatible with external mice.
Photo Credit: Apple, Inc. (iPad with Keyboard Dock Accessory)
The iPad 2 and iPad 3rd Gen models are thinner, and as a result the fit with the discontinued Keyboard Dock Accessory is not as "snug" as it is for the original iPad, but both still work well as this video from DetroitBorg demonstrates:
Also see: How does it "feel" to type on the iPad glass display? How easy is it to type?