Well the SONY Xperia created quite a stir in this teacher’s classroom. “Did you get, did you get it?” and “Can we see it?” were repeated by many anxious voices as I unveiled the new classroom learning tool. The live wallpaper of swimming koi, complete with water ripples when you touch the screen, helped up the coolness factor.
Thankfully, I had downloaded a few free Android Apps from Google Play and Amazon’s App Store for the students to interact with while they became acclimated to the tablet. I have a confession that the first interactions with the Xperia were not entirely educational; however,
students were able to easily navigate through apps such as Doodle Text that utilized the 8 megapixel rear facing camera.
I know the SONY Xperia is going to be a great addition to my classroom. How can I be so sure? There has been a suspicious increase in the desire to conduct online research using the Xperia. Using Chrome, they have already been able to open Web sites and take notes using the Google Drive app. Switching between screens is as easy as two clicks!
My brain is already swirling for how this device can excite young learners while supporting my goals to meet the Common Core Learning Standards.