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Tablets have a place in the classroom, but are far from a panacea.
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This post looks at pros and cons of tablet in general, and introduces a tablet from the News Corporation called Amplify. This tablet is designed for K-12 education and comes pre-loaded. It is considered the first tablet designed for specifically for education.
Along with two videos (both from Amplify) that discuss the tablet the post also brings up some of the issues associated with tablets. For example they mention a recent Pew Research Center Poll that notes (quoted from the post):
"in poorer districts, there is often a serious lack of access to technology. “Teachers whose students are from the lowest income households feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to using the internet and other digital tools such as cell phones, tablet computers and e-readers to enhance the learning process,”
To learn more about some of the issues associated with using tablets click through to this post. To go directly to the Amplify website for more information on their tablet - http://amplify.com/tablet.
This article understands the positive effect that Ipads have in the classroom however the author explains two negative effects of using Ipads in the classroom. Students who come from low income areas and schools may not have the technology and students use the Ipads to play games when they are not in school.