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    News - Intel Studybook tablet, first impressions roundup

    Cheaper, durable competitor to iPad in schools.
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    Re: News - Intel Studybook tablet, first impressions roundup

    wrong thread.

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    Re: News - Intel Studybook tablet, first impressions roundup

    He says “It can, in fact, do things that notebooks, netbooks, and other computing devices simply can’t.” Like what? I call BS.

    Maybe OK for up to about 7 year olds playing drag the pic to match the word games. After that, how the heck are you going to type up any serious work on one of these things?

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    Re: News - Intel Studybook tablet, first impressions roundup

    Nah, working in a school, as it says it'll be great for one-on-one tuition.

    We've plenty of kids who are brought out of lessons to do phonetics and such that this would be ideal for. Currently teachers and teaching assistants make their own laminated cards, and this could help engage the kids' minds no end.

    The success of this will likely depend on companies developing apps, as in my experience the vast majority of education software is notorious for being archaic, vastly overpriced and poorly designed.

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    Re: News - Intel Studybook tablet, first impressions roundup

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Nah, working in a school, as it says it'll be great for one-on-one tuition.

    We've plenty of kids who are brought out of lessons to do phonetics and such that this would be ideal for. Currently teachers and teaching assistants make their own laminated cards, and this could help engage the kids' minds no end.

    The success of this will likely depend on companies developing apps, as in my experience the vast majority of education software is notorious for being archaic, vastly overpriced and poorly designed.
    good post Gav. Now I'm a daddy and see my lad to school daily I see where you're coming from.

    I'd say, with Andriod particularly, I'd hazard a guess at quite cheap software possibilities

    hope so

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    Re: News - Intel Studybook tablet, first impressions roundup

    Agree on the apps. Used to work in a school (7 or 8 yrs ago so things have changed....) so used to the awful mishmash of poor software. However just as important as the individual apps is the ecosystem.

    Not convinced teachers will 'get' the limited one-to-one target of this. They'll want to do stuff like class enrollment and one tablet per child.

    Will there be any way to centrally manage these things or is it going to involve the IT bod running round like a headless chicken installing and configuring apps for teachers? How to lock down the app store?

    Will teachers be able to shadow the devices so they can see what the kids are up to?

    Method for remotely collecting data from experiments or whatever? Multi user logon and roaming profiles? How can it differentiate between different users and their progress?

    Maybe RM or Viglen or whatever will sort the above problems. Otherwise it'll be a freebie to sweeten up teachers to compensate lack of pay. Then they'll realise it isn't a freebie ipad.

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