Things are about to change, as now there is a new Android-based tablet – Kineo – which comes with a 7 inch screen, just perfect for using it during classes.
I know, you’re probably thinking that if unattended, every student will start surfing the web instead of using Kineo for learning and to prevent this, the manufacturer implemented a solution which allows the teacher to set the websites which students are allowed to access.
But the “catch” about this tablet is the fact that it uses “Achiever!” – a software that was designed especially for it, whose purpose is to evaluate each student and to follow up his progresses, while also delivering feedback to the teacher regarding the student’s overall performance.
Of course, in order to make it appealing for schools, the Kineo manufacturer had to work on the price, and so the overall specs do not include “glamorous” details, but rather the basic ones. Here’s what Kineo comes with:
- 7-inch 800 X 480 touchscreen
- 800 MHz dual core processor
- 256 MB memory
- 2GB storage
- 4500mAh battery
- Android 2.1
The price for retail is $299, with shipping starting only in March, but I expect that Brainchild- the name of the Kineo’s manufacturer to start applying serious discount if they want to sell this device on bulk basis to the schools.