What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Tablets In Schools

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The place of textbooks in educational institutions is facing a growing challenge from tablets. According to BBC news an article dated December 03, 2014 written by Sean Coughlan, reports are that tablets are now being used at least to some extent, in 68% of primary and 69% of secondary schools, however the report indicates that the highest use of tablet computers was within academy schools which was much greater than in independent schools or other types of state schools. The study was carried out looking at a representative sample of 671 states an independent schools. With the increase of tables in school and the rapid used of technology software such as e-textbooks the use of a printed textbook keeps declining with some school debating as to if printed books should be removed completely from the program. Print textbooks and tablets are important tools in schools, but there are advantages and disadvantages of them both. A tablet is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touch screen interface, manufactured with memories between 8GB and 64GB, which can hold hundreds of thousands of textbooks. Many of these gadgets also come with expanded…show more content…
federal government, for instance, met with technology industry representatives and book publishers in 2012 to discuss the issue of textbooks vs tablets. The advantages and disadvantages of tablets adoption in schools are interesting, but it is important to look at both sides of the coin before moving forward. Table like textbooks is an important tool in the education system, and should be accepted for both their advantages and disadvantages, at a glance, it is clear that tablets can pack in more learning materials than textbooks, and on the other hand tablets (as well as other handheld devices) have been connected to a number of health issues when compared to textbook. One such area of health concern is the manufacturing of tablets. Manufacturing tablets are environmentally destructive and dangerous to human
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