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.

Acer Chrometab: Chromebook + Tablet

Teacher Tech

Acer Tablet AND Chromebook Acer just came out with a new Chromebook… that is a 10″ tablet. This is not an android tablet, it is a Chromebook. However, Chromebooks can run Android apps so it is an Android tablet. The post Acer Chrometab: Chromebook + Tablet appeared first on Teacher Tech. Android Chromebook Chrometab Google Tablet Acer chromebook google

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

ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 for Education

techlearning

The CT100 may become a viable option for those planning to buy an inexpensive Android tablet

Why You Shouldn’t Babysit Kids with Tablets! (And What to Do Instead)

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice about Tablets and Young Children: What Works and Warnings from an Expert. Young children engrossed in tablet devices. Today’s guest helps us with balancing the physical world and the virtual tablet-based world many young children inhabit.

Beyond Screen Limited Showcases Tablet Coding Pack

techlearning

Beyond Tablet Coding Pack provides a platform for young children to create and execute code with physical manipulatives

TabPilot Tablet Manager

techlearning

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

Top picks for the best 2-in-1 laptop tablets

eSchool News

Why choose between a laptop and a tablet when you can have both? Check out this great list of nine of the best for 2019. Check out this list for a breakdown of the best options out there today. Featured on eSchool News

The @ASCD Arias Series-Teaching With Tablets

The Web20Classroom

Today we take a look at Teaching With Tablets. It seems like more and more classrooms, schools and districts are embracing and utilizing tablets for learning. Tablets are full of possibilities. The ASCD Arias Teaching With Tablets should be required reading for anyone who is considering buying tablets for the classroom or for anyone trying to figure out how to use them. What to learn more about Teaching With Tablets or any of the other ASCD Arias series?

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. Price - $329 for the Tab 10 includes the stylus, which docks into the tablet and does not need charging. Acer Apple chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips iPad tablet

LIVE: Windows Surface Tablets Provide a Great Alternative to Desktop Computing | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

This year at ISTE I had the privilege of sitting down with members of the Microsoft Surface team to learn why the new Surface 3 is the best Laptop/Tablet solution on the market. The Surface tablet lies somewhere in-between your iPad and your Laptop. Learn about the Surface 3 Tablet.

The Power of the iPad: Using Tablet Tech to Improve Student Performance

Battelle for Kids

Integrating iPad tablets into the classroom is becoming commonplace in schools all across the country. Statistics show that from as early as kindergarten all the way up to medical school , utilizing iPads for coursework and lessons make students more efficient learners. P21 Blog

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game.

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. .

Acer Invites Schools to Participate in Chrome Tablet Seed Program

techlearning

K-12 schools can test Acer's tablet running Chrome OS, with no obligation to purchase

Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

The Hechinger Report

A Reboot Foundation report finds a negative tie between the use of tablets in school and fourth-grade reading scores. For younger school children, the study found a negative tie between the use of tablets in school and fourth-grade reading scores.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Review: Acer Iconia Tablet 10 Offers Sturdiness and Versatility for the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Hardware Mobility TabletsBy Buzz Garwood Acer Iconia Tab 10 is a smart, affordable investment for modern K–12 classrooms.

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

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).

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.

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

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.

Chrome Can: Chrome-based Tablet for the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

This tablet is a ChromeOS based tablet. I was excited to trial a Chrome-based tablet to see how it measured up to the iPad. First, I have enjoyed learning the user interface of ChromeOS in tablet mode. It works very much like other tablets. There are a few things I think this tablet does better than the iPad. If you are looking for a tablet, in the classroom, the Tx1 might just be the tablet for you.

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.

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.

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.

Unique Tablet Cases for Educators

Kathy Schrock

I requested items that would fit my iPad Pro 9.7" (which is the same size as the iPad Air 2), but many of these products are available in sizes to fit other tablets, too. The Cooper K2000 Universal Bluetooth Keyboard will work with any tablet from 5" to 12". tablets. tablets.

Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects - Ten Countries to Learn From

Battelle for Kids

Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya and California are just two announcements among many which highlight the increasing speed and scale by which portable computing devices (laptops, tablets) are being rolled out in school systems all over the world.

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.

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.