So I am a guy late to the party for tablets. While I see (and can show) great productivity application for them, in education, I do not see many genuine examples. Yes, you can do flash cards and drill and kill. But is that the higher level activities we want for our students? Google Earth and Maps are good as well, but where is the application?
I recently found something, though, that gets me excited. It seems chip maker Qualcomm is working with Sesame Productions (Sesame Street) to develop augmented reality. You know the thing–like the augmented 3D with SMART Boards. You have some objects, many have the black and white squiggles, and when you put them in front of a camera (or tablet) those squiggles become a video or animation. Very cool. While they are just working on a very basic application now (Bert and Ernie’s house), I think the future prospects are very interesting.