The tablet is transforming education. It is more than a textbook; it is a connected, centrally managed, collaborative, and fluid method for dynamic learning. The tablet is a paradigm shift in knowledge acquisition, curriculum management, and a primary catalyst to the slow yet inevitable reduction of paper-based textbooks.
Germs are easy to spread, and as high-touch tablet surfaces become the norm, they can easily increase the transference of pathogens among children and educators. Classrooms are notorious breeding grounds for bacteria:
- Nearly 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold*
- More than two-thirds (32 million) of school-aged children (aged 5–17 years) in the United States missed school in the past 12 months due to illness or injury**
- 52.2 million cases of the common cold affect Americans under age 17 each year***
Education, like any industry, has its own unique workflow challenges…and ReadyDock has the solutions to support a variety of implementation strategies.
**CDC. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/children.htm.
***CDC. Fast stats A to Z: Common cold. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/colds.htm. 1996.