Tablets made just for education

Since the iPad’s introduction, there have been many other tablets for schools to consider, including Microsoft’s Surface, Dell’s cheaper latitude, and Sony’s Xperia Tablet S.

The Xperia Tablet S:

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There are also education-customized tablets, such as eduPad, VINCI, and LeapPad2, but many of these devices cater mainly to younger students.

However, Intel, which currently offers the Classmate PC convertible laptop (which runs on Windows or Linux), is going one step further with its new Android-based Education Tablet. Tablet. The device incorporates many concepts currently encouraged in 21st-century learning initiatives, such as online group collaboration, multimedia tools for projects, and a robust science curriculum.

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The 10-inch tablet includes:

  • A time-lapse imagery capture, a microscope, pathfinder analysis, universal logger, kinematics, and motion triggering as part of  Intel Lab Camera.
  • A Media Camera the includes a recorder to take pictures, record video, and perform basic media editing; as well as a presenter with advanced tools, such as annotate, rotate, and resize to enhance all pictures, not just the ones from Media Camera.
  • MyScript Notes, which allows students to take quick notes in a variety of notebooks using their stylus or a finger.
  • MyScript Stylus, which turns students’ handwriting into any text in any application that accepts text input.
  • ArtRage, a multimedia art tool that includes painting and drawing.
  • SPARKvue, which helps students analyze and report their findings from scientific experiments involving temperature, acceleration, light, magnetic fields, and more. This tool also comes with 60 built-in labs that educators can customize.
  • A classroom management application called eLearning by Mythware that helps teachers manage individual, group, or entire class activities from their PC. Teachers can deliver interactive lesson content, monitor student learning, administer assessments, transfer files to individual students or the entire class, monitor student screens, and chat with each student.

(Next page: Specs and Intel’s preview video)

Meris Stansbury

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