Tablets in the Classroom

I recently watched a lesson in a school where all the pupils have a tablet. There came a point in the lesson when the pupils needed to make a note of what had been written on the whiteboard. So they all just took a photo of it with their tablets. And when they had finished a group activity they did the same.

What I didn’t see was what they did next!

  • did they file the photos neatly away so they could refer to them later?
  • some teachers would argue that the very act of writing things down helps us to learn them and remember them. That process was missed out here.
  • what sort of consolidation activity would be most effective?

Have you had experience  of using tablets in class?

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