Tablets in the classroom – a potential tool for better education
0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2011, 07:11 posted on
When laptop computers started becoming commonplace, they were great to bring to the classroom and when netbooks came into being, they offered a lighter, smaller version of the laptop. Now that tablets are getting more and more popular, their potential in the classroom becomes evident...
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1. Kukur (unregistered)
I would love to play angry birds during the lectures..
3. non-existent thinkpad user (unregistered)
Tablets were ALWAYS used in my university. They've been used as a too for education for over ten years! Oh, right, ever since Apple "invented" the small, light, and useless tablets, the real ones vanished out of existence!
4. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Unfortunately your "real" tablets had nothing more to offer than the traditional laptop outside of a touchscreen. It was nothing more than a touchscreen laptop. Apple, Motorola, HTC & those other tablet makers of today have perfected (i'm assuming you are talking about HP's original tablets) the tablet idea. Speed, always-on feature, ridiculous amount of battery life...as well as e-reader capability, support textbooks for college students. Plus you got simple things like mp3, games, navigation, & thousands of other apps available for them all in one device. You gotta ask yourself...if that old windows-based tablet was such a great thing...how did it get replaced so easily?
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2372; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
because people are apple fanboys and buy anything made by apple, and several companies try to copy.
10. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)
>Several companies tried to copy.
7. biophone (Posts: 1894; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Textbooks are much better because all people will do is play games. Anyway i am a college student and use a laptop which is way better then a tablet. I got myself a sick macbook pro that would demolish any tablet in terms of what can be done. Also it isn't that big either. However everyone with an electronic device in my classes all they do is play games.
8. joey18 (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
thas why more students from india or china are more smart then americas kids tablet dont make smart kids so is like cheater on class room tablest s,,, be for teachers not for students
11. lurn2ryte (unregistered)
Are you one of those 'americas kids tablet dont make smart'?
9. cheetah2k (Posts: 857; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Yay! - Hi, I'm Apple - here to promote and encourage socially inept behaviours in the classroom.
So, instead of getting outside to play sport and making friends, our kids will end up fat and need glasses at the age of 10..
So many of us got through school and university without one, why do we need it now??
12. rameezstar4783 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Not completely tablets it can be used in the labs and some subjects but it can never replace textbooks (theft,missuse(porn in the classroom),etc.) the students will be completely into tabs and it can effect the eyes too parents would hav a tough time..
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