over 7 billion dollars on textbooks a year, and in many cases, those textbooks are out of date(“The Future of Education: Tablets vs. Textbooks” online). Schools have been using textbooks for as long as anyone can remember. In fact, some textbooks were found from as early as the 16th century(Goslin online). With the many new developments in technology, it’s time for a change. Schools should store away those heavy textbooks and make the switch to electronic tablets. Tablets would have many advantages
the use of tablets in school? The country’s classrooms are unquestionably going through a technological uprising. Samsung and Apple are watching the sales of these devices increase immensely. There are several theories as to why the tablet would be a negative impact on the children in school. However, experts believe that the tablet is taking over America’s schools and don’t have such horrible impacts on students like society seems to accept as true. 81% of K-12 teachers say that tablets really do
considered by some critics to be archaic and unimaginative as it conserves the principle practice of pencil and paper textbooks and notes. In the past decade, technology advanced faster than previously before, forcing the question whether schools and communities should integrate technology with education and how much better can it enhance the learning process. Recently, most schools debate not as much if technology can improve it but rather, how much is appropriate to include for the education standards
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