News Corp released its much anticipated Amplify tablet. “So what?” many of you may ask. “Why is there so much hype about it?” According to Tech Crunch, there’s quite a lot.
First of all, Amplify is tailored for education. Unlike the iPad, which is currently the dominant tablet in education, the Amplify tablet is meant for students and teachers to use everyday.
Students can take this tablet to and from school, having their textbooks, homework, and more all in this single tablet. The tablet already includes many of the tools teachers use, some of which include Encyclopedia Britannica, Khan Academy’s YouTube Lectures, and curriculum lessons.
The Amplify tablet is an amazing tool for teachers and administrators, too. Teachers can monitor their students’ progress, disable and enable apps, help students focus on the material using alerts, and much more. Administrators can use the tablets to more efficiently monitor student behavior and progress, as well as distribute information, tests, and more on a large scale basis!
These are just some of the amazing features of the tablet. So, what do you think? How will it affect students today? Do you think it is a competitor to Apple’s iPad?
To continue learning more about this revolutionary tablet, read the Tech Crunch article!