Tablets are quickly becoming one of the most effective tools for education at all levels. Although technology may sometimes be a distraction for students, school-issued tablets open doors for more in-depth interaction and comprehension between educators and students.
There are multiple benefits of using tablets in the classroom (link to old blog), but here are three ways teachers can use tablets:
- Stay organized
- Teachers can keep up with daily tasks and plans without having to lug around stacks of papers and books between the classroom and home. Tablets create the opportunity to create a variety of to-do lists, attendance records and keep track of parental contact information without as much clutter.
- Interact with students
- Tablet education means more options for interactive media, and communication platforms between teachers and students. Educators can use apps such as Educreations to make easy-to-follow tutorials for students, including voice clips and illustrations. Edmodo, another app, is an online message board that teachers and students can use to continue the discussion outside of the classroom.
- Keep track of progress
- Students learn at different speeds, and react to different materials in different ways. Using a table means more opportunities to keep note about students in one area. Apps such as Teacher’s Assistant Pro can help educators keep track of student behavioral and learning progress.
Using educational tablets may be unfamiliar to some educators, but can vastly improve classroom operations. Educational technology opens the door for more flexibility and organization as well as better communication between educators and students.