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Tablets in the classroom - what can you do with them?

 
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teacheratlarge



Joined: 17 Nov 2011
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Location: Japan

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Tablets in the classroom - what can you do with them? Reply with quote

I have a current extra job where the company is going digital soon (in September or October this year). What this means for the teachers is that we will no longer:

- use a regular text
- no longer write notes on note pads

We will have:

-web-links to related material
-access on the web to images and real life examples for business students

Not sure if students will also soon be using digital texts as well (maybe longer range plan or some kind of rental arrangement).

But I am wondering, what do you think a company that offers digital lessons should be doing with tablets in the classroom?
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The end of the book age has arrived. A relief to students in the Middle East - who never felt comfortable with the book !
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except the One True Book, surely.

As for tablets in the classroom, I find swallowing a half dozen aspirin helps me hang-over head settle.

Seriously, I just use one as a flash card to show learners images that I would have normally printed off in colour.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I happen to be aware of one private language school in Canada that tried to make this their signature 'difference.' It's largely fallen flat after a two-year trial; the tablets tend to be more cumbersome than old-style paper/whiteboard in terms of time; also have heard teachers complain that it's more restrictive in that they can't react as often in real time to any useful diversion that arises.
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