Teacher Considering a Tablet PC
June 25, 2005 7:20 PM Subscribe
Tablet PC Curious: Looking for advice from tablet owners, especially teachers.
posted by LarryC to computers & internet (10 answers total)
I am interested in replacing my laptop with a tablet PC. I teach in a wired classroom and online. I am thinking about getting a tablet pc with a keyboard, something like a Toshiba Tecra. I would use it for the usual laptop functions—word processing, surfing, etc., no gaming. But I am unsure what a tablet can above and beyond a laptop. I teach a lot on the internet, with a tablet could I mark up the student papers they send me in Word and send them right back to them? And if I wrote all over a student paper on my tablet, would they need any special software to read it? What other cool tricks could I do with a tablet? Is the display as good as on a good laptop? What are the disadvantages, and things to look for when buying a tablet?