Choosing Technology to Meet a Need
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The classroom is one tough place for educators. Educators have to make sure that all students are engaged in the learning process. However, this generation of pupils is wild, with short concentration spans. Students living in the age of technology cannot concentrate on one thing for long especially if it does not involve technology. Furthermore, the management of student records, the issuing of assignments, and coordinating student based research work is cumbersome for educators. These problems can be solved easily with the use of technologies. The IPad, a product manufactured by Apple is a suitable device that will solve all these issues. It is an exciting piece of technology that will keep students excited and engaged in learning. Furthermore, teachers will have an easy time uploading assignments to the ICloud where all students will access it and submit completed assignments using the IPads. Besides, an internet enabled IPad will be a useful resource for research for both students and teachers. In this respect, I chose the IPad mini 2 Wi-Fi enabled with 1 GB of storage space.
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The IPad mini 2 Wi-Fi enabled with 1 GB of storage space is suitable for solving the classroom problems identified above. At a price of $259, the device is affordable for many schools and Individuals (Apple). The memory capacity of the device is sufficient. Notably, many of the documents uploaded for research and assignment purposes are not large. The materials will fit in the 16 GB device and leave additional space for other uses (Gilbert). The IPad Mini is portable. Its small size and light weight make it easy to fit in a little bag or be carried by hand comfortably. The portability of the device will allow teachers to move with ease in the classroom and make demonstrations (Apple). Additionally, students will use it anywhere, which will make it convenient for them to study and carry out research work. Apple provides cloud services the will make it easy for educators to manage records and coordinate class work (Apple). The cloud services also increase the available storage options for both teachers and students. The cloud is also secure and provides recovery options for students in case of mechanical damages to the IPads or theft (Apple). Therefore, educators will not worry about losing vitals documents.
The Apple Store provides many interactive applications that would aid teachers in the classroom. There are applications that can be used in presentations and making designs (Apple). Such tools increase interactivity and student engagement in the classroom, which improve