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Why Tablets are good for Homeschooling

Advantages for using tablets for homeschooling:
  1. It is more like a book and can be less like a computer.
  2. You only have to keep track of one item as opposed to many books.
  3. You can have your children gather around the tablet. (this may not work so well with 7 inch tablets)
  4. Touch interface is more relaxed and a little more hands on.
  5. Many ebooks are available for free
  6. Software/apps can be cheaper or free
Disadvantages:
  1. They can be expensive
  2. Software is not mature for education
  3. Limited or no flash web page support. Many of the interactive education web pages use Flash.
  4. Children tend to touch things so there will be a lot of smudge marks on the screen that will need to be cleaned off.