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

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).

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 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.

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?

My Tablet Charging Station: Aleratec

Teacher Tech

Optional tablet stands are available […]. Blog Entries Tablet android IPad tablet Tweet I have been using the Aleratec charging station for almost a year. This has been a great tool for charging all of my devices.

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. Chrome and Android all in one! And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access.

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

P21 Blogazine

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools

The Hechinger Report

Google’s first Chrome-powered tablet will create new competition for Apple, just as the company announced a new iPad , complete with augmented reality capability, the Apple pencil and a 10-hour battery. Both tablets will retail for $329. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

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.

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

P21 Blogazine

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.

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.

Acer Unveils Chromebook Tab 10, First Chrome OS Tablet for Education

techlearning

Acer today unveiled the first education tablet running Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 (D651N).

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.

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. .

Kids Program Robots From Tablet, Phone

techlearning

Cool robots and creative play make programming irresistible. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

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.

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.

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 - the first Chrome OS tablet is here, and it's great!

Educational Technology Guy

Acer and Google have just announced the first Chrome OS tablet , the Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Works and managed like a Chromebook, but in tablet form. This is a great device for schools looking for a tablet device, with a stylus and Android apps, that is easy to deploy and manage.

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.

New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets from LOC

NeverEndingSearch

If your school has a tablet or 1:1 or BYOD program, this is a perfect way to leverage those small screens to enhance inquiry learning across the curriculum. A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first six Student Discovery Sets published by the Library of Congress.

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.

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.

Tablets will see a decline, then increase in 2018

eSchool News

After a decline, tablet shipments will pick up due to the emergence of detachables. Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline for the second straight year in 2016, dropping 9.6

Why I Purchased an Android Tablet and Not an iPad

The 21st Century Principal

One of the biggest reasons for purchasing an Android tablet as opposed to an iPad was my Amazon cloud products. To be honest, I would have been perfectly content with my Kindle Fire as a tablet except for the lack of 3G, soon to be 4G capability. school leadership Tablets

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.