Why tablets are so much better than textbooks

Amplify is an education company using technology towards a simple goal — change the way students interact and learn in the classroom, Business Insider reports. CEO Joel Klein — the former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education — told Business Insider that Amplify “really seeks to change the way we teach and the way we teach Kindergarten through 12 grade in public schools in America.” We got a chance to tour the Amplify offices in Brooklyn and chat with Klein, as well as some of the company’s software engineers and designers. The company covers a lot of ground — using tablets to help empower teachers and students through collaborative learning apps, data analysis, and games. Through the curriculum, students have access to everything from dramatic readings of famous books to an expansive network of math problems…

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