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  • 1. Upcoming Technology for Education: Tablet PC Jaime A. Cortés INGL 3035
  • 2. The Tablet PC
  • 3. Introducing the Tablet PC <ul><li>A tablet PC (Personal Computer) is a variation of the laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>In this case, it is equipped with a stylus and a touchscreen. </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet PCs may be used where notebooks are impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality. </li></ul>
  • 4. Types of Tablets <ul><li>There are many variations of the tablet. </li></ul><ul><li>These do not necessarily fall into the PC category. </li></ul><ul><li>PDAs and ebook readers (Amazon Kindle) fall into this category. </li></ul><ul><li>The Apple iPad, although provides similar functionality to the traditional computer, it is not necessarily considered one. </li></ul>
  • 5. Amazon Kindle &amp; Apple iPad
  • 6. Benefits in Education <ul><li>Many of these computers are equipped with more powerful operating systems with an edition specifically designed for education. </li></ul><ul><li>They also run most applications a traditional PC would use, like word processors, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets are portable and practical, allowing a student to achieve many tasks with flexibility. </li></ul>
  • 7. Benefits in Education <ul><li>The ability to take notes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These devices can convert hand written notes into word processed text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking notes is as fast as writing in a notebook. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can store their notes in digital format. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The written material can be linked to online resources previously stored material. </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Other Benefits in the Classroom <ul><li>Whenever needed, the student can access online material to complement their studies. </li></ul><ul><li>With linked audio capabilities, a Tablet PC can record audio at the same time a student takes notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can control their PCs through voice command. </li></ul><ul><li>Work is completed in less time, therefore increasing productivity. </li></ul>
  • 9. Students Using the Tablet PC
  • 10. Will the Tablet Work in the Classroom? <ul><li>The tablet PC is truly a unique form of keeping up with the tasks involved in education. The technology behind it is flexible, and it&apos;s design helps it be effective in the class room. </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever this technology is used correctly in the educational environment, I am positive that it will become an asset as an instructional tool. </li></ul>

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