Tablets offer schools increased education opportunities
Since the iPad's release last April, tablets have been on the minds of businesses and consumers alike. However, schools are also dabbling with the technology for their students, opening up a new approach to education.
Tablets are not solely designed for browsing the internet. With the advent of applications, tablets offer educational programs and games, capturing the imagination of students at a young age.
Tablets are smaller and lighter than laptops, allowing them to be transported with relative ease. But, the most innovative aspect of tablets is the touchscreen. Before, a student would interact with a computer by using a mouse and tapping keys on a keyboard. Now, tablets invite students to physically interact with the program by touching the screen.
Still in its infancy, more schools are considering adopting tablets for their students to not only provide new technology at their fingertips, but also promote engaging learning. The devices may not have the power of a laptop or desktop computer, but portability and accessibility is changing the landscape of technology in the classroom.
Some school systems are already jumping on board and realizing the potential of the latest technology, while others are starting to catch on to the tablet craze.