News Corp’s Amplify Tablet May Take Lead In Educational Technology

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013

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. 

amplify tablet

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!  

 

3 comments
bamauthor
bamauthor

Most schools will continue to go with Apple because they have already invested so much in their computers and software. That may change in the future, but Apple has had a lock on the school market for a long time.

learningtable
learningtable

This sounds like a teacher's dream.  I can't believe how many opportunities technology provides us nowadays!

LaurieC
LaurieC

This looks like a terrific tool for teachers and students. It will be interesting to see it it rises to the top in the competitive world of educational technology. From what I can tell, it would fulfill a different function from the iPad. Ideally, you would have this for education and the iPad for other purposes -- although I know that would be expensive!