Do You Support Students Using Tablets in the Classroom?

by Stacey Nerdin

Last year my son’s 5th grade class launched their school’s Mobile Learning Program, a project in which every 5th grade student was provided a smartphone (Mobile Learning Device) to be used for in-class curriculum and limited at-home work. It was an innovative project meant to meet students where they were already engaging with information and discovery – modern, mobile technology.

At the same time, rules at my daughters’ junior high and high school changed to start allowing smartphones, tablets, and laptops in class to assist with research and projects. As a parent, I saw all four of my school children become more excited and engaged in the learning process with the inclusion of greater technology in the classroom.

Do you support students using tablets in the classroom?

Will your child be using a tablet in the classroom this school year? Do you support students using tablets in the classroom? Research has shown that 81% of teachers believe tablets enrich classroom learning and 86% of students believe that they study more efficiently with tablets (see this infographic for more information on statistics).

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Show your support for tablets in the classroom through the 3M Screens for Schools program and help 3M reach its goal of donating up to $25,000 in new tablets to one lucky school!

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For every person who shows his/her support on Facebook at https://screensforschools.3m.com, 3M will donate $1 to Digital Wish and an additional $1 for every person who shares the 3M Screens for Schools message on Facebook.

Today is the last day to help 3M reach its goal of donating $25,000! Spread the word.

*Disclosure: This post is part of a promotional campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.



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Stacey has blogged personally at her site, Tree, Root, and Twig, since 2005. When she's not online or busy with her husband and five kids, she's probably learning a new hobby, reading a book, taking a nap, or catching up on her DVR. You can find her on Google+ or Twitter at @StaceyNerdin.

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1 Christine Jensen September 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

I think that if it engages the kids and gets them excited about education, it is a great idea. My 7th grader gets to use tablets in her Chinese class. and she is very excited :)

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2 Broadcasting Sunny September 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I think I’m ok with monitored usage of technology. And I still have a problem with not being able to flip through a book – especially a text book or any book that provides information. When I need to find something I rely on visual aspect of flipping through pages. On the other hand, my daughter is breaking her back having to carry all those books. And we have the world’s information right at their fingertips (provided they get reliable sources).

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