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The days of the tablet device are numbered, warn tech experts

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Tablet designed for consumers.

    Laptop designed for creators.

    Not rocket science to realise - Apple just good at advertising - hence lots of posts to the effect - we have bought iPads what shall we do with them. Sad. You decide what you want to do, the best way of doing it, the resources you need to do it. Failure to do this generally results in failure - except schools often think it looks good when the advertise that they have iPads - again sad - did anyone ever do the same with pens.
    phlogiston and Middlemarch like this.
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Spot on, wanet. During my time as a head, I recall arguing with senior LA officers about ideas to dish out laptops and/or tablets to children - with no plan or strategy to ensure that they were used to enhance learning other than "We think it's a good idea."
  4. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Reading the article, it goes on about hybrid devices.

    You've been able to get keyboards for ipads for years. How is it different?
  5. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    The best classroom resource introduced in the last 20 years is the little individual mini-whiteboards, which are ubiquitous in primary classrooms. Instant feedback to teaching - easy to see who understands & who doesn't; ensures everyone can share their answer, rather than just those who raise their hands; hard to opt out of answering; no need to 'mark'; perfect for quick jottings, notes, brainstorms, etc without wasting paper. Only drawback is the cost of whiteboard pens.

    Of course, these are based on slates from the Victorian era......;)
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I agree whiteboards are fantastic for children/ students.
    No worries about having wrong answers written down for insecure students.
    Instant feedback for teachers.
    The plastic holder type ones with paper inserts are really useful if one for instance when one needs lots of clock times to be easily accessible.
    schoolsout4summer likes this.

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