There is no doubting the fact that the education system has been changed a lot in the past decade or so. New technologies have invaded the classroom and not only students, but teachers are also benefiting from this change. One of the latest entries into the classrooms is of a tablet, which has become an instant hit among students and teachers alike.
A table is no different from your average smartphone apart from the screen real estate that it offers. What this means is that the user has a bigger screen to do whatever they want.This is one of the appeals of a tablet.
The recent trend of arming students with tablets in schools was seen by some as a premature move. But the truth is that now is the best time to do this. If you want to know why, then just keep on reading.
Getting rid of the books
The number of books that the students have to read and carry throughout the school year is one of the things (the other being the homework that they get) that students hate the most about the school. Though, a tablet doesn’t solve the reading problem, it definitely saves students from carrying multiple books with them.
Digital books have become quite popular in the recent years and thanks to the tablets students can carry all of their books with them without any difficulty. Not only that, they also have access to the books that have more features, than the lowly paper and ink can ever provide, as they have been specifically made for this medium.
Books need paper and paper needs tree. By cutting down on the number of books that need to be published, it is possible to cut down on the number of trees that need to be cut down to make paper. This means that the tablets are saving the environment, albeit in a very small way.
Books aren’t cheap and buying a lot of books can make a huge dent in your bank. Tablets can help save some of these costs.
Digital books can be produced cheaply as compared to their paper and ink brethren. Not only that, if a book needs to be reprinted then it is far easier to do it in a digital book than on paper. Digital books can also be updated more frequently due to their nature while the paper books need to be phased out or thrown away before a new edition can be printed.
A tablet, along with a plethora of apps that can run on it, provide a new means of communication between the teacher and the student and even the parents. Now students and teachers just don’t have to rely on only one way of communicating with one another. There are tons of apps that are not only educational, but also make the whole process of learning a lot more fun. In fact, there are companies with the sole purpose of creating an intuitive learning app for students and teachers alike.
If there is one guy whose insight and comments can be trusted about the education industry it’s Perry Cox. He has worked in the education sector for almost all his life. He currently writes for Dissertation House UK