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3 Tech Devices That Rule in the Classroom

It’s hard for educators to decide what device is best fitted to their students. Recently Ed Tech Magazine, outlined the three devices that work best in the classroom, making the educator’s job a slightly easier.

“In the free recorded webinar “Getting Started with Google Play for Education,” K–12 experts discuss three devices they’ve used to implement Google Play for Education in the classroom,” said Meg Conlan of Ed Tech Magazine.

The list began with the Google Nexus 7, a mobile device that offers features such as a microphone and headset port that is also fitted on many other devices. The Nexus 7 was also praised for its ability to “let students create and listen to content.”

“Some of the things that really excited us about the Nexus 7 and Google Play for Education is the differentiation that could happen,” said Bobby Lehman, an educational technology specialist with the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado,” according to the article.

“The tablet lets teachers push different apps to each grade level to give students a unique, individualized learning experience.”

The Google Chromebook followed as one of the most effective tools for education technology. One of the most notable highlights was the keyboard that according to the article is best suited for grades 3 to 12.

That being said, the cloud-based platform and online capabilities is what really becomes the big winner among educators. The cloud storage allows students to complete their tasks online as well as communicate with other classmates and teachers.

“IT staff, meanwhile, don’t have to spend as much time managing and provisioning the devices, thanks to the Chromebook’s use of near-field communication,” reported Conlan.

Rounding out the top three list is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education. Immediately the large 10.1-inch display serves as a big pro while the extended 10 hours of battery life also becomes a plus.

“Fort Dodge’s Jeremy Pearson says the Galaxy Tab 4 Education’s easy admin interface eliminates the need for third-party mobile device management,” according to Conlan.

“Without much instruction, teachers are able to push apps to students via near-field communication technology and view students’ progress mid-lesson.”

Choosing the right device never has to be extremely difficult any more following the lineup listed above. These devices have proven their worth in the classroom, making EdTech instruction much easier on the educator.

Read the full story and comment below with some devices you find helpful in your classroom.

Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor

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