Nine teachers within the Mountain View Whisman School District will be making use of the Galaxy Notes device which is operated using a stylus pen and will runs on a 1.4GHz processor, as well as an operating system from Google’s Android. The device will have the Khan Academy app already loaded and ready to instruct willing students within the classroom. This is a very exciting initiative for the institution, and one that is being seen as a test of the device and app, and how well these items will function within this setting.
Samsung Educating the Children
In a recent statement by the Academy’s School Implementation Lead, Sundar Subbarayan, Samsung was praised for their assistance to the children. “Khan Academy is excited to partner with Samsung and MVWSD to enable students in elementary and middle schools to have access to technology that can bring self-paced, personalized and mastery-based learning into the classroom. We are also excited that Samsung is helping increase access to technology, demonstrating a great way for corporations to get involved in public education.”
The senior vice president of Samsung MSCA, Curtis Sasaki, recently made a statement concerning the move, “Samsung MSCA is committed to defining the best combination of software, services and hardware solutions for stronger, more personalized educational experiences. The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet provides a more natural way for students to not only access content, but also to take notes and capture their ideas using the innovative S-Pen. We are excited to participate and also learn from the teachers and students on how their experience and engagement is augmented.”
Educating through Technology
The future of education seems to lie in technology, and by making use of innovative products such as the Galaxy Note, bringing education to the masses might just be more possible than most people realize. At the end of the day, technology is opening up some exciting doors for education, and since these products are only just making their way onto the market, there is still a whole lot of room for growth, and this means that this is just the beginning of a bright and prosperous future for field of education.