Educational Technology

April 28, 2011

Is tablet next must-have tool for school?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by the Edmonton Journal

Tablet computers are trickling into kindergarten classes to augment the standard teaching arsenal and if they are ever deemed powerful and necessary tools, there must be prescient policy governing their deployment. Anything less than universal access within a given school district could tip the scales of opportunity through the unequal distribution of what seems an engaging technology. At $500 apiece for the cheapest unit, that’s a pricey conundrum for educators. Elementary schools also represent a massive and virtually untapped market for the manufacturers of tablet computers such as iPads, as well as the providers of age-specific applications that transform the devices into educational aids. If a kid grows up with an iPad in the classroom, it’s probably the brand he or she will be asking for at home.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/tablet+next+must+have+tool+school/4626681/story.html

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