6 Benefits of an Android Tablet

Tom Murray

With such metrics and a myriad of innovative upgrades on the Android platform, the market seems to be shifting towards Chromebooks and Android tablets for what I believe to be a

Tablets: The correct prescription

Learning with 'e's

A total of 27 quantitative studies on the use of tablets in schools dating from 2010 were analysed and the major finding was that the tools are most effective when used in student centred learning, rather than within teacher controlled environments (Tamim et al, 2015a).

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4 Ways to Leverage Tablets Beyond the Classroom

Tom Murray

Routers on school buses to bring wifi to the poorest parts of the community. District wifi maps indicating free business hotspots throughout the community. Wifi kiosks in low income housing.

Info and Data on the Use of Tablets in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

But one of the most commonly utilized tools to make the learning process more efficient, are tablets. Today there are 8 million iPads being used in the K-12 classroom, as Apple’s share has been 94% of the tablet market. In this respect, education resource website Early Childhood Education Degrees has developed this infographic showing how tablets are used today. Google has also built in that ease with their Google Play for Education tablets.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents. And although there is a growing push for schools to go paperless, neither a tablet nor Chromebook is a perfect replacement for old-fashioned paper notebooks. This means that it needs a faster processor and more storage than a pure tablet.

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fractus Learning

The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality. A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways.

AP Jeopardy Review – Using @PearDeck & @Wacom Tablets to Engage, Gamify & Reflect #edtech #mathchat

techieMusings

Tool 2: Wacom Tablets —. I also have a class set of Wacom tablets so that students can handwrite on their screens. Using PearDeck’s drawing question type, I can ask students to use their Wacom tablets + pen to handwrite. During class: STEP 1: Hand out Wacom Tablets to Students.

ALMA SOLVES PROBLEMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD (Like Smartphones and Tablets Did)

Tom Murray

You may have seen my friend, Eric Sheninger's recent post, "Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For". Eric and I are both on Alma's Advisory Board and like him, I'm excited about this platform. As an SIS, it's the best-in-class.

Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets

Edudemic

The post Take the Terror out of Teaching with Tablets appeared first on Edudemic. How To Tools 21st Century Learners educational apps helping students mobile learning tablets teaching tools tips for teachersA year and a half ago, I became the iPad Man at the international language school where I teach. I imagine myself as some Mega Man character with the ability to shoot lasers with my fingertips.

TabPilot Tablet Manager

techlearning

TabPilot Tablet Manager is a combination mobile device management (MDM) and classroom management system for iOS and Android. Techlearning Resources

From Notepad to Computer Screen: Projecting Handwritten Work in Real-Time w/out a Tablet PC – Using @Wacom’s #BambooSlate

techieMusings

Tablet PC’s are a popular tool for teachers to project handwritten work in the classroom. Many prefer to use a Mac and many who use a PC prefer a non-tablet PC (especially since these machines are typically more expensive). When I first started teaching, though, I used a tablet PC. However, this is not an option for all teachers. Personally, I use a Mac.

Students' Tablet, Smartphone Usage Climbs, With Strong Appetite for Apps

Marketplace K-12

Seventy-eight percent of elementary school students say they regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago, according a survey released by Pearson and conducted by the Harris Poll.

Make a 3D Hologram With a Smartphone or Tablet – Pretty Awesome!

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Project Based Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics 3d hologram phone project students classroom project smartphone hologram fun science math art project phone 3d projectionThis can be a Great Project for Science, Math, Art, Technology Classes and More This is just so much fun. One of my son’s made one of these a while back and I’ve been meaning to share it.

Managed Tablet Bundles Simplify K–12 Mobility Initiatives

EdTech Magazine

Mobility TabletsBy EdTech Staff Thanks to provider-managed mobility programs, IT can spend less time setting up, deploying and securing devices. .

Tablet, Laptop, or Both? Which Is Right for You?

The Innovative Educator

I've used tablets before there were iPads, iTouches, Nanos, and iMacs, PCs, Chromebooks, and more. One thing I've discovered despite those who try to make a case otherwise, tablets are better for consuming than producing. I love checking out new tech.

AP Jeopardy Review – Let’s #ePortfolio That: Using @PearDeck, @Wacom Tablets, and @msOneNote #edchat

techieMusings

Tool 2: Wacom Tablets – I also have a class set of Wacom tablets so that students can handwrite on their screens. Using PearDeck’s drawing question type, I can ask students to use their Wacom tablets + pen to handwrite. Have you ever been super excited about “gamifying” a review session (ie: Jeopardy review) only to realize that the competitive feel in the room becomes overwhelming?

Neck Straps Help Kinders Film with Tablets

My Paperless Classroom

Collaborative problem solving is awesome, and this week I got to experience it at it''s best. One of my Kindergarten teachers and I were talking about how hard it is for her students to hold the ipad up and film. We want them to be able to interview each other in front of their work and film it.

What We Know About Tablets and How Your Child Learns to Read

Digital Promise

A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National Literacy Survey found that children who read stories both on tablets and in print are more likely to have above-average vocabulary than those who read in printed books alone. The post What We Know About Tablets and How Your Child Learns to Read appeared first on Digital Promise.

Teaching With Tablets, Book Review

My Paperless Classroom

There are four in the series and the first I read was Teaching With Tablets by Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher and Alex Gonzalez. The authors clearly develop a model of what teachers can do with tablets. ACSD has released a great series of books, their Arias series.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

The MobyMax tablet is $69!! Wifi and speakers are built-in and there is headphone input so that your students can use MobyMax Tablet independently without disturbing others. The MobyMax tablet would be a fantastic center where students can work on building skills independently.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). Over the past four years, we at EdTechTeacher have seen an incredible surge in another type of technology in schools: the tablet computer. To make the most of the investment in tablet computers, school leaders need to do three things.

The Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit

Edudemic

This is a follow up to my previous tablet-focused article, which aimed to ease the nerves of our generation of teachers who were trained in classical classroom management and are now teaching in a very non-classical, pro-technology world. With your nerves eased, let’s get you started with an arsenal of specific tablet activities that can […]. The post The Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit appeared first on Edudemic.

Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands

Learning in Hand

If you happen to travel with your iPad or tablet and use it to present, you might be interested in a portable stand. To prevent your tablet from falling off, Justand Go has two bars and Belkin Stage Portable has a ledge that can be rotate into position.

Microsoft Surface - Windows 8 Tablet/PC - announced

Educational Technology Guy

Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Surface , which is a Windows 8 tablet, measuring 10.6 So, is it just another tablet? The keyboard built into the cover is also a nice touch and makes typing much easier on the tablet. Microsoft tablet

Send and Receive Text Messages on Your Android Tablet

The 21st Century Principal

You can receive free text messages on your Android tablet by installing the Google Voice app on your device, and by setting up a Google voice number on your Google Apps account. Download the Google Voice app to your Android tablet and set it up.

iPad/Tablet Document Camera Stand Version 2

Learning in Hand

The stand is heavy, but that''s a good thing because you don''t want it falling over while it''s holding your precious tablet. That clamp also adjusts to fit an iPad mini or an Android tablet. I think the Justand V2 is the best tablet document camera stand around.

ScanSnap IX100 Review Wireless Mobile Scanning to your Tablet

My Paperless Classroom

I installed the app on my nexus 7 tablet as well as each of the iPads I use at work. My tablets can connect directly to the IX100''s own wifi. One of the first blog posts I wrote was about the power of the scanner option on my school''s photocopier.

OpenEd: Free Online K-12 Educational Resource Site Now Includes Tablet Apps Too

The 21st Century Principal

OpenEd, which bills itself as "the Largest K-12 Educational Resource Catalog," announces the availability of public courses on its web site. Users can now publish any course they have created to the OpenEd community. Here are some of the most notable features of this online instructional resource.

Amplify Reported to Be Dropping School Tablet Business

Marketplace K-12

BloombergBusiness reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is "still fulfilling orders" for tablets. Ed-tech SXSW amplify chromebook edtech iste sxswedu tablet

Bose Soundlink Mini: Powerful, Compact Speaker for Your Tablets and Other Bluetooth Devices

The 21st Century Principal

bluetooth speakers devices for classroom tablet speakers While I am not sure whether this topic directly fits the needs of school leaders and educators, I have so enjoyed the sound the Bose Soundlink Mini provides so much, I just have to share it.

An Awesome Infographic Featuring The Benefits of Using Tablets in The Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 28, 2017 Mobile tablet computers have made their way into classrooms all over the world, with mixed responses. The phrase m-learning (or mobile-learning), the next stage after e-learning, has.read more. guest posts

[Avoiding The Health Hazards Of Tablet Use]

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post [Avoiding The Health Hazards Of Tablet Use] appeared first on TeachThought. We’ve been hearing for years how smartphone technology causes (insert scary sounding ailment here). The same with living under power lines, standing too close to the microwave, and eating lead paint.

Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets – How Do We Select The Best EdTech For Our Students?

TeacherCast

On this weeks episode of the TechEducator Podcast we offer the great device debate: "Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets." On this weeks episode of the TechEducator Podcast we offer the great device debate: "Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets." TechEducator Podcast Chromebooks iPad Surface TabletsJoin us as we discuss the ups and downs of each of our favorite devices.

How Managed Tablet Services Improve Mobile App Selection and Deployment

EdTech Magazine

Mobile Application Management Mobile Apps Mobility TabletsBy BizTech Staff Schools can overcome application-deployment challenges by t urning to experienced mobility architects for help.

Checking in on The State of the iPad in Education in 2015

EmergingEdTech

Creative Commons License Image Source With Competition Slowly Creeping in, How Goes it for the Behemoth of the Classroom Tablet Scene? When Apple released the iPad in 2010, they took the world by. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Which Device Can Support Different Learning Styles?

The Web20Classroom

While there are many choices, tablets can provide the mobility and flexibility that teachers want and students need. Tablet technology goes beyond learning styles—it also helps special education students immensely. Tablets

Learn why the new Microsoft Surface Tablet is Perfect Companion to your Digital Classroom | @Microsoft_Edu

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Jacqueline Russell to discuss why new Microsoft Surface Tablet is the perfect solution to your digital classroom. Jeff sits down with Jacqueline Russell to discuss why new Microsoft Surface Tablet is the perfect solution to your digital classroom.

AP Calculus Jeopardy Using @PearDeck + @Wacom Tablets + @msOneNote #edchat #mathchat

techieMusings

This is part 2 of documenting my “AP Calculus Jeopardy Review” If you didn’t catch part 1, check it out here: AP Jeopardy Review – Let’s #ePortfolio That: Using PearDeck, Wacom Tablets, and OneNote. During class: STEP 1: Hand out Wacom Tablets to Students.

Tablets and the Classroom

Saving Socrates

Over the past few years, Ipads and other tablets have been advertised as great educational tools in the classroom. This is why: 1) most tablets do not come with a standard computer size keyboard. Most keyboards that work with tablets are in fact much smaller and do not lend themselves to proper typing for long term use. In addition, note taking itself is a burdensome task on a tablet. It is for these reasons, that I veto purchasing tablets for schools en masse.

?Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?

Edsurge

But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? A smaller percentage own tablets. But they also document that there’s not a huge interest in using tablets more and more.” The 2017 study finds that laptops “are king, smartphones are queen” and as for tablets, they’re “on the way out.” Later in the study, it says that although about half of students own tablets, “our data suggest that the tablet market for students may be shrinking.”