Why Tablets? | 2011

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The presentation that I gave in November 2011 at our school's Computer Information Night(s), regarding why we use tablets and OneNote.


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  • I’m MalteI’m in Year 11I’ve been using tablets since they were introduced at school in 2008Recently, I've been wondering - why do I use tablets?So I did an experiment
  • Limit: Can’t share notes with friends, grab information of the internet, view videos, etc.Loose paper -> throw away
  • 15kg~4000 sheetsAlmost fill the area of the room
  • Doing my mathematics work on paper / in exercise books, was messy and confusing, making it difficult to learn from notes, and previous mistakes.
  • Doing my mathematics work on paper / in exercise books, was messy and confusing, making it difficult to learn from notes, and previous mistakes.
  • Awesome for consumption. Has some great apps for learningBattery lifeNotetaking, etc. - Glorified piece of paper – terms of org.
  • Using MS WordConstrained canvas – operating linearly down the pageStudents aren’t hansardsbuckets
  • 20% is pages trying to solve the org. prob.Word documents full of class notes, over 10,000 words / 55 pages long, made it difficult to find information.
  • PhotoshoppedUsing OneNotePower of the PenTool to help to learn – research. Not just for efficiency
  • Forgot the other books at home…When I go to school, the only thing that I need to remember is my tablet (no printing, paper, essays, etc.)When I’m at school all I need is my tabletWhen I walk home from school all I need to carry is my tablet - comfortably
  • So why do I use a Tablet PC? Because it helps me to learn.
  • Why Tablets? | 2011

    1. 1. Why are we getting a
    2. 2. ✓ Quick to get going✗ Limiting✗ Slow to find things
    3. 3. HandoutsNotes
    4. 4. Work ? NotesHeadings
    5. 5. ✓ Great form factor✗ Poor for writing✗ Limiting
    6. 6. ✗ Slow✗ Inflexible✗ Not made for notes
    7. 7. Contents Pages Brain- storming ‘Minor’ Work Blank Notes
    8. 8. ✓ Ink & Typed text✓ Organization✓ Portable
    9. 9. + + → ~3 kg + → ~10 kg ×6
    10. 10. A day with aTablet PC
    11. 11. WhyTablets?Portable Organized Flexible

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