Why tablets are so much better than textbooks

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Business Insider got a chance to tour the Amplify offices in Brooklyn and chat with Klein, as well as some of the company's software engineers and designers. 

The company covers a lot of ground—using tablets to help empower teachers and students through collaborative learning apps, data analysis, and games. Through the curriculum, students have access to everything from dramatic readings of famous books to an expansive network of math problems.

Teachers also gain the ability to better monitor and direct their students. Not only do they have access to various programs that allow students to self-report their understanding of the material, but instructors can also lock the tablets with a remote "eyes on teacher" feature—one of the coolest and likely most useful applications.

All of this allows for a customizable education experience that is at the core of the Amplify software's appeal.

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