From laptops to smartphones to touchscreen blackboards – the classroom is much more advanced than it used to be. Instead of sharpening up their Number 2 pencils, students are taking notes on tablets. Instead of keeping notebooks of to-do lists, they’re using apps to organize their homework schedules and due dates.
It’s the classroom of the future. Are you ready for it? We have a few products that can help keeping this new world of learning.
Talking in the Classroom
Today, many students use laptops in the classroom. It gives you complete access to everything you need. And today, there are options which include Dragon Assistant, which leverages Nuance’s speech recognition technology, allowing your voice to be your PC’s command. Nuance and Intel are now bringing that personal assistant experience to another powerful device – the PC – with Dragon Assistant available on 13 new Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, Noteboks and All-in-Ones, as part of Best Buy’s Premium Collection.
Organization and Note Taking – there’s an app for that
When I was in school, I always started the year with a fresh organizer notebook. By the third month of school it would be wrecked – filled with illegible scribbles, sticky notes, and stains from spilled soda at the lunch table. Say goodbye to sticky notes, and say hello to Dragon Notes – our quick and easy note-taking app optimized for the Windows 8 tablet. Speak your notes, create to-do lists, and more, and Dragon saves and stores them all for you. No sticky notes required.
Keeping on Track and Keeping in Touch – anytime, anywhere
Getting my first phone was a huge deal – I was in high school, and all you could do with it was make calls (we didn’t even have a texting plan yet). Now, students everywhere are using smartphones to stay connected with friends and family, but also keep on track with daily life. Personal mobile assistant apps like Dragon Mobile Assistant are useful as they help with everyday tasks and access to information and content, simply by speaking.
That’s our classroom of the future. What other tech items are you looking forward to using this school year?