Affordable classroom tablet provides direct tactile feedback for kinesthetic learners

Update, April 2nd, 2014: Happy April Fools’ Day! 🙂

For all the flexibility that tablets provide as classroom devices, they’ve traditionally had limited output options. Tablets are primarily visual devices, and especially in a classroom setting, it may not be appropriate to even enable audio feedback. Certain devices have allowed a modicum of haptic feedback– briefly vibrating upon keypresses, for example– but kinesthetic feedback has traditionally been limited.

Classroom tablets have traditionally been limited to primarily visual styles of learning. Photo: Eric E Castro, CC BY 2.0
Classroom tablets have traditionally been limited to primarily visual styles of learning.
Photo: Eric E Castro, CC BY 2.0

Manufacturers in China have devised a way to create a tablet which enables its users to physically “feel” the objects being manipulated on-screen, opening a new avenue for kinesthetic learning. Tactile learners will be delighted by this new sensory modality of output, and school districts will be equally delighted by the sub-$100 price tag per unit!

How would you use this revolutionary tablet in your classroom?

See a photo below the jump!

Photo: Jen Kaláb, CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo: Jen Kaláb, CC BY-SA 2.0

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