With all the brouhaha over the last twelve months about the various incarnations of tablet-style devices and their application in the classroom, it has actually been quite interesting to note that the ‘device’ that appears to win most favour with students themselves is the strictly old-tech mini whiteboard. They just love using these within the context of a lesson and their inherent flexibility offers lots of scope to do so. Yet isn’t the mini whiteboard just the slate of the Victorian (and earlier) classroom in another guise?
Since, however, we are, at KEVI and elsewhere, seriously pondering the introduction of mobile devices into our classrooms, I found this potted history of the pad / slate / tablet a helpful and clear illustrative account of how we got where we are today.
Courtesy of: OnlineSchools.com