Magazine article Technology & Learning

Keeping Tabs

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Keeping Tabs

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One big reason why computers are still relegated to labs and not part and parcel of a teacher's everyday classroom instruction: They're bulky. Even laptops can get in the way. Tablet PCs solve that design flaw. They are mobile computers that teachers and students can truly integrate with a stylus for input on a touch screen. What some people call "convertible" or "hybrid" versions also have a keyboard, for maximum flexibility of input--type on the keyboard, or "write" on the screen (after swiveling the screen around the keyboard and laying it fiat)--take notes, draw, run programs, all without using a keyboard. Read what other benefits educators around the country have discovered about using tablets.

A note about prices quoted in this product guide--as with all PCs, prices depend on options chosen. We have listed the entry price for each model on the date this product review was written. Please check with the manufacturer for the latest prices; in some cases your state may have negotiated special pricing through a state contract. …

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