21 Reasons To Use Tablets In The 21st Century Classroom
21 Reasons To Use Tablets In The 21st Century Classroom by Julie DeNeen, opencolleges.edu.au When I was a kid, I dreamt about our school desks as computer screens. How cool would it have been to be able to draw, write, and learn directly onto my own computer? As the years went on, people theorized that laptops would take over the classroom, but the price of these devices was too high for a 1 to 1 ratio. It never quite caught on in lower grade schools. Now, it is the age of the tablet. Yet, some educators are still skeptical. 1. In a subject like art, people might think, “How could a tablet be useful? It is, but what about an app that helps with color matching and combination, or tools for interior design where the child can map out their project in concept before getting to work? And how about access to Google’s Art Project? 2. App developers have continually surprised the public with the complexity of tools they are able to create for tablets. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.