In an attempt to fulfill the needs of 21st century learners and encourage the amalgamation of technology and academics, The Indian High School has introduced the Intel education tablets for the students of grades 1,3,5 and 7 this year.
The tablet has been specifically built keeping in mind the requirements of today’s students. It has a multitude of intriguing features such as a plug in thermal probe, an attached stylus, front and rear facing cameras, multitouch display and e-reader software. With a 1.2 GHz intel atom processor, 16GB of storage space, 1 GB RAM and the latest version of the windows software, it sports enough power to support the needs of the students.
The students can use the tablet for manifold purposes. These could include carrying out their science experiments so that they can acquire some pragmatic knowledge, search the internet for some homework help or even read ebooks all of which could culminate in increasing their knowledge.
“I feel that these tablets make teaching easier for the teachers and they also make learning more fun. We engage in various activities in the class including making presentations and using the stylus to draw in our art classes and also write notes”, said Anish Kumar, a student of grade 7 when asked to comment on the introduction of the tablets.
Notwithstanding the multitude of advantages that these tablets provide, there remain concerns about the safety of children due to the proliferation of hackers and malware online. However, to counter this the tablet has been equipped with an antivirus software. Moreover, the students will be monitored while using the devices so as to ensure their safety.
By Kartik Kumar
Senior Reporter of Light House