Technology has spread all around the world like oxygen. We see automated procedures running in almost all the departments of life. One of these technologies that are considered to be the future of computing is tablet PCs. Tablets are used in everyday life by every type and age group of people.
Classroom technology is also continuously upgrading and it needs to be done so to provide students with best learning opportunities. A child growing up under the influence of gadgets is more likely to catch up anything with a blend of similar technology he has been using on daily basis.
According to the latest study, around 75% of children that belong to age group of 13-17 have a cell phone. Comparing the processing power of a PC and tablet, you will find out that a tablet has more power than a PC. Also, the space a computer takes is so much more than a portable gadget that can even fit into student’s bag. So, why not use these amazing devices in your classroom?
Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why classrooms should incorporate the latest models of tablets and why it is the future of classroom technology:
Have an option to standardize:
What are the chances that a whole class has the same model of a cell phone? Heavy are the chances that each student has a different variant. Some of them would be carrying an iPhone, Android, Droid X or any other which they may seem is good for them. Teaching on such variations become very difficult as it becomes difficult to keep all the students at the same pitch. On the other hand, tablets can be standardized.
Availability of a specific model can also be problematic for many students. Following the law, all public and private sector institutions are required to provide “equal access” to the tools and technologies for all of the students. In case an institute depends on its students to bring their own mobiles as a helping device, there is huge possibility that most of the students would not be able to bring the required model. Standardizing is the only solution which makes it possible to incorporate the latest tech in classrooms.
The success of iPad has encouraged many gadget manufacturers to dive in the field and have a market share of the ever-growing market. As new vendors are diving in, the competition is growing and entry prices are dropping which is very good for customers and schools. The market is expecting a flood of portable devices in the coming year. This will drop the entry point price to a great extent which already has dropped to $300.
Both Android and iPad offer a great number of opportunities for students to learn that a mobile device. The large screen of an iPad allows a full and deep view of every little explanation. You can have easy access to the internet, download any application, customize the tablets for your specified use and Play and APP store provide access to millions of applications.