Tablets provide many opportunities to engage a child in interactive learning. But for educators in under-resourced schools and programs, such technology is often out of reach.
Thanks to a partnership with Blackboard Inc., many schools and programs were able to find affordable Kobo tablets through the First Book Marketplace this year.
How did they use them? Many used the Kobos to engage families in their child’s learning – 71% of educators and program leaders reported that the tablets helped them achieve family engagement goals.
Parents and children used the tablets before school, especially if they didn’t have technology at home. Other children showed their parents their favorite activities and websites during a parent meeting. Parents and caretakers now have the games, learning apps and eBooks that tablets provide at their fingertips, allowing them to play an active role in their child’s education.