The rapid advancement in technology has changed the way educators teach, how students learn, how teachers and students communicate and ultimately the entire educational system. With endless information roaming the Web it’s easy to get lost. Here are five quick tips to help get the most out of your 2-in-1 tablet with Windows, such as the Nextbook 10.1″ tablet from E FUN, as you head back to school in the new year.
Best of Both Worlds
The great thing about a 2-in-1 is that it mixes the best of both worlds; it has the utility of a laptop and the ease-of-use and flexibility of a tablet. The keyboard also detaches completely, allowing for quick versatility. The touch screen gives students a better way to connect with content and many kinesthetic and visual learners will find it much easier to understand topics. In order to get the most out of your Nextbook make sure to take full advantage of its versatility at school. In situations where it would be best used as a laptop, use it as a laptop; the same is true for using it as a tablet.
Take Advantage of Apps
One of the main benefits of having a Nextbook at school is that it gives you access to countless educational apps. One app in particular, myHomework for Windows 8.1, provides a great way for students to keep organized. With myHomework, students are able to track and receive due date reminders for assignments, projects and tests. Other apps such as Flashcards Pro and CamScanner HD make studying and organizing notes a breeze. Find which apps work best for you and then use them!
Use eBooks to Lighten the Load
Gone are the days where students have to lug around several large textbooks from class to class; instead think about using eBooks to lighten the load in your backpack. The Nextbook 10.1″ tablet comes preloaded with the NOOK app, giving users free and easy access to more than 3 million books, magazines, and newspapers. You can also download and gain access to the Kindle eBooks and Borders BookStore apps among others to expand your eBook library.
While reading an eBook, students can highlight text, take notes in the margins, and access a dictionary directly within the book itself, resulting in a more integrated learning experience. The Nextbook 10.1″ tablet is also capable of offering enhanced eBooks featuring images, video and audio. These features enrich the learning experience for students and are impossible to include in print and standard eBooks.
Use the Keyboard
Unlike tablets, the Nextbook 10.1″ 2-in-1 comes with a full-sized, detachable keyboard. While onboard keyboards may work well for surfing the web or taking quick notes, having a full-sized keyboard allows students to comfortably work on long papers and other keyboard-intensive projects. “Students are more likely to write better, more thoughtful papers given the full-sized keyboard when compared to typing on a tablet keyboard,” said Jason Liszewski, managing director and VP of sales at E FUN.
Activate your Office 365 Personal Account
The Nextbook 10.1″ 2-in-1 tablet comes fully loaded with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, with all of the programs a student needs to do well in school (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Make sure to activate your one-year subscription within six months of Windows activation date to gain access to these important tools.
Also included with Office 365 Personal is OneDrive. OneDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to cloud storage and then access them from their local device or Web browser. Backing up important files from school is a foolproof way to avoid forgetting an assignment at home. Nextbook users receive 1TB of OneDrive online storage for one year.
To purchase the Nextbook 10.1″ 2-in-1 tablet with Windows, visit Walmart.com.