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Tablets can be a fruitful education tool for education. Specifically, tablets are useful because:  

  • kids quickly learn how to use a tablet; 
  • tablets enhance kids’ engagement during reading and math classes; 
  • tablets make learning more attractive and easier for kids;
  • tablets make working together on assignments easier for students; 
  • e-books on tablets and traditional print books are equally effective for learning.


  • Kids learn real life problem-solving skills using tablets.
  • Preschoolers (3-5 y/o) improve their literacy skills, such as better letter sound knowledge and name writing skills, when they have access to tablets at home.
  • Kids (4-6 y/o) improve their vocabulary when their parents read to them from interactive e-books on tablets.
  • However, the amount of time that kids spend on a tablet is no indication for better literacy skills.
  • High school students are more positive, learn better and more about the educational content when they use an e-book.


For the tablet to be a successful education tool in the classroom, it is important:

  • to use applications that trigger kids’ imagination and creativity;
  • to link the interactive elements in e-books directly to the storyline. Otherwise, the interactivity can be a distraction to kids;
  • to give definitions of difficult words in e-books, as this will improve kids’ vocabulary even more;
  • that schools and teachers plan the use of iPads in the class thoroughly, as sometimes it can also be a distraction to the lessons.
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