<<Tablets definitely need to replace all textbooks in k-12 schools. Comment if you want the link to any evidence>>
Tablets can hold hundreds of textbooks on one device, plus homework, quizzes, and other files, eliminating the need for physical storage of books and classroom materials.The average tablet contains anywhere from 8 to 64 gigabytes of storage space. On the Amazon Kindle Fire, for instance, 1,000 books take up one GB of space.
E-textbooks on tablets cost on average 50-60% less than print textbooks. K-12 school districts spend more than $8 billion per year on textbooks. E-textbooks can save schools between $250-$1,000 per student per year. Tablet prices also continue to drop, making them increasingly affordable. Tablets cost on average $489 in 2011, $386 in 2012, and $263 in 2015.
3. Prepares Students for a Technological Future
Tablets help students better prepare for a world immersed in technology. Students that learn technology skills early in life will be better prepared to pursue relevant careers later in life. The fastest growing and highest paying jobs in the United States are technology intensive.
Tablets lower the amount of paper teachers have to print for handouts and assignments, helping to save the environment and money.A school with 100 teachers uses on average 250,000 pieces of paper annually. A school of 1,000 students on average spends between $3,000-4,000 a month on paper, ink, and toner, not counting printer wear and tear or technical support costs.
5. Makes Learning Easier
81% of K-12 teachers believe that tablets enrich classroom education.
Tablets help to improve student achievement on standardized tests. Students who used the iPad version of an experimental scored 20 percent higher on standardized tests versus students who learned with traditional textbooks.
Tablets contain many technological features that cannot be found in print textbooks.Tablets give users the ability to highlight and edit text and write notes without ruining a textbook for the next user. Tablets have a search function, a backlighting option to read in low light, and a built-in dictionary.
Tablets allow teachers to better customize student learning. There are thousands of education and tutoring applications on tablets, so teachers can tailor student learning to an individual style/personality instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.
Tablets help students learn more material faster. Technology-based instruction can reduce the time students take to reach a learning objective by 30-80%.
On a tablet, e-textbooks can be updated instantly to get new editions or information.Schools will not have to constantly purchase new hardware, software, or new physical copies of textbooks.
Files on one tablet can be downloaded onto any other tablet, increasing flexibility and convenience for teachers and students. E-textbooks and other files can be stored on "cloud” servers and accessed on any equivalent device. Users can sign into an account on a different device and access all of their information.
Students who own tablets purchase and read more books than those who read print books alone. The average tablet-owning US student reads 24 books per year on a tablet compared with 15 in print for those who do not own a tablet. Interactive diagrams and videos increase student creativity, motivation, attentiveness, and engagement with classroom materials.
Using a tablet is so intuitive that it makes learning fun and easy.
Thanks for reading thus far. I'd like to apologize for a couple of Takes I've written. I know I have very controversial opinions and some aren't appropriate for this kind of site. I do see that I have somewhat of a responsibility now. I'm also including evidence and not just opinions lol! ( :