In the 1977 movie, Bad News Bears 2, a youth baseball team of misfit players are not allowed to finish their Houston Astrodome hosted game. Soon after some spirited chanting by their coach the entire stadium of Houston Astros’ fans are chanting alongside of him, “let them play, let them play, let them play…” As a result, the boys get to finish their exciting game.
This scene reminds me of K-3 students when it comes to technology in the classroom. Allow me to explain. When technology such as Chromebooks are introduced into the classroom, the older students usually benefit. The assumption is since K-3 students’ hands are not developed enough to use a keyboard, investing in keyboard operated technology for them would be a poor investment. But why should small hands prevent young students from the benefit of technology in the classroom?
It shouldn’t, and Google understands this dilemma. That is why they developed and now offer Google Play for Education (although Google Play for Education is available for all ages). Combined with a KitKat enabled tablet, such as the Nexus 7, the ASUS Transformer, or Samsung Galaxy Tablet Education GT4 10.1″, children with little fingers, but curious and innovative brains can learn hands-on how technology in the classroom can dramatically enhance their learning. Take a look at this brief video below to see just how much young children embrace technology.
Google Play for Education offers a number of educator curated and approved apps on a variety of subjects, including math, science, language, history, design, and art. All these apps are formulated so students would enjoy learning (small-handed kids included). If you’re worried about how to centrally manage these devices, don’t be as Google offers a sophisticated management console that will keep your young students safe and focused.
At the moment, Google Play for Education is set up so that one device has one license and can have up to 5 users. In order for the student to benefit fully, Google believes each child should have his/her own tablet, a 1:1 ratio. If you are unsure whether or not your school is technologically ready for tablets, take a look at Prepare Your School for Chrome Devices: A Guide.
So, as technology rushes into the classrooms, don’t let young learners get left behind. Instead, we should chant, “let them play, let them play, let them play…,” then promptly get tablets loaded with Google Play for Education into their hands to begin exploration.
Promevo is excited to play a part in bringing technology to the classroom. We are proud resellers of Google Play for Education and Chrome devices, and are happy to answer any questions you may have concerning your Google life.[feature_box style=”22″ only_advanced=”There are no title options for the chosen style” alignment=”center”]
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Watch how easy it is to set up Nexus tablets for the classroom! Second graders set up 25 Nexus Tablets in only 3 minutes!
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