Education is evolving. Today technology is ubiquitous - students are connecting and learning via mobile devices, laptops, tablets, and more. A recent survey of K-12 students found that 69% of students would like to see more mobile devices (including tablets) in the classroom, while an overwhelming 90% thought that mobile devices will change the way they learn (1).
Utilizing tablets, and their educational applications, will create well-rounded classrooms. Teachers can use them to support differentiated learning, provide specific feedback, and facilitate home to school connections. Students can engage in hands-on learning, have primary resources directly, and exhibit more creativity and innovation in projects. With more collaboration and higher levels of accomplishment in complex tasks, there is no reason not to try.
Students are wanting more...shouldn't we be doing our part?
(1) Booker, E. (2013, May 6). Students want more mobile devices in classroom. Retrieved from InformationWeek website: http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/students-want-more-mobile-devices-inclassrooms/d/d-id/1109825?
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