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.
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!