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Forget books, students say gimme tablets

By staff and wire services reports
August 30th, 2013

Take a quick jaunt through some of the education blogs in our Lifestyle section, and you’ll know that mom bloggers are all talking about back to school, Technorati reports. One of the topics that’s heating up is technology in the classroom, specifically the thirst students want to quench with tablets. According to a new report from Nielsen found, 71% of students who use tablets are interested in accessing textbooks on them. Google is listening as they now let students rent or buy digital textbooks via Google Play. Also in the report, 51% of students who are over 13-years-old and use their tablets in school said they use it to search the Internet. Additionally, they are also using it for email (46%), reading books (42%), taking notes (40%) and completing homework/school assignments (30%)…

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staff and wire services reports