A couple of days ago Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp launched the Amplify – a tablet for US Schools.
The tablet will sell for around £200 and should be ready for the 2013/2014 term. I don’t know if there is any availability in the UK yet but the price point seems good. The ‘stand out’ feature for me is that there will be a structure of support behind the tablet that is specifically for education, provided by ex teachers.
There are probably more questions than answers when it comes to using mobile technology in schools, a ‘standard’ device is certainly attractive – I’m not sure that it’ll be attractive to the pupils though … the debate continues