Mobile devices are playing a pivotal role in learning by giving teachers and students access to highly engaging and interactive materials.

Portability, versatility and increasing computer performance of tablets are bringing completely new experiences, changing how we enjoy entertainment, shop, gather information, communicate and blend our digital and real worlds. This series by PSFK and Intel explores how improving tablet capabilities are changing the status quo in many aspects of our lives.

Numbered are the days of elementary grade computer training lab as more affordable mobile technologies make their way into more classrooms. Devices such as tablet are not only bringing students new interactive experiences, they’re allowing teachers break through the confines of traditional classroom walls. Elizabeth Crawford, who handles education marketing and strategy at Intel, says, “Graduation rates go up, behavioral problems go down, and students tend to be more engaged in their learning — they’re not bored. Students are actually excited to use the devices. It’s a totally different classroom than the one from the past.”

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