The tablet has transformed the background of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to increased reality. A much needed stability among role and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being held by teachers in millions of different ways.
Types of interactive teacher’s use:
- 93% of teachers use Laptops or Desktops,
- 55% of teachers use Interactive Whiteboards,
- 34% of teachers use Tablets/iPads,
- 5% of teachers use multi-touch tables/surfaces.
- More than 50% of teachers as well as administrators said children use technology 5 days a week in their classroom and less than 10% of them said children use technology less than once a week.
Ways students use tablets/iPads in school
- 70% of students use for research.
- 70% of students use for homework.
- 55% of students use to check assignments.
- 47% of students use to take notes in class.
- 46% of students read digital textbooks.
- 39% of students check class schedules.
- 8 million: number of iPads in classrooms in first four years after introduction.
- Student’s love them iPads in the classroom will get even the most students excited and engaged.
- Platform for e-textbooks.
- Acts as a communication tool any shy students not willing to speak out in class, using iPads in the classroom can help fix that.
- Great content viewer.
- User-friendly to students with disabilities- There are many apps for students with cognitive disabilities.
- Fast and easy to use.
- Lack of multi-tasking- multiple windows and files can’t be kept open side by side.
- Lack of production capabilities- a great content viewer, but not as great for content creation.
- Typing is sometimes frustrating.
- Not good for sharing.