Aug 05 2022

Make Learning Engaging and Interactive with Touch-Screen Devices

From kindergarten to high school, Lenovo’s touch-screen solutions support modern learning environments at every level of the K–12 district.

Students are active participants in their own learning these days, with flipped and asynchronous classroom styles appearing in K–12 districts this year. One way for educators to blend active, engaging lessons with the necessity of teaching digital skills is through the use of touch-screen devices.

Laptops with built-in touch-screen capabilities give K–12 students all the powerful benefits of traditional laptops with the added precision of a touch-responsive design. There are many different touch-screen laptops on the market to choose from, but Lenovo gives school districts the ability to choose the devices that will work best for their students at any grade level.

Schools can choose from tabletslaptops and two-in-ones with touch-screen capabilities. Each product has its advantages. Tablets are a great mobile option for students, but laptops typically have the most computing power. Two-in-ones, laptops that can convert into tablets, are the most flexible option. All of these products can help educators engage students of any age in learning this school year. Here’s how:

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Touch Screens Improve Motor Skills and Enable Sensory Learning

Students are working with tablets and laptops as early as kindergarten in today’s education environment. Very young students can improve their fine motor skills with touch-screen devices. Studies have shown that interacting with screens through scrolling can improve these skills.

Additionally, the combination of visual and tactile learning that children experience when using touch-screen devices can help them thrive in the classroom. This allows them to engage in sensory learning, which supports cognitive development.

Sensory learning also keeps students engaged in class materials. It keeps the attention of students with different learning styles and fits naturally into young learners’ sense of curiosity and exploration.

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Students Can Work Efficiently and Precisely on Touch-Screen Devices

Older students will find that they can tackle more robust online projects more efficiently with touch-screen devices. Students can enhance their digital art skills by taking advantage of the precision of touch screens. They can also take notes on complex subjects, drawing out STEM diagrams and equations or annotating literature.

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Naperville Community Unit School District 203 chose Lenovo’s 500e Chromebooks for its high school students. The touch-screen devices can convert to tablets, and they have the internal memory high school students need for classwork and projects.

Using touch screens for increased engagement can also be especially beneficial for older students, as some may struggle with the long-term effects of the pandemic.

Looking Toward the Future of Touch-Enabled Technology

Teaching students on touch screens could prepare them for a more tactile virtual reality. Lenovo’s multitouch technology, which is found in its touch-screen devices and trackpads, helps users navigate the digital world.

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This technology could be used to manipulate objects in 3D virtual reality in the future. Improving students’ skills with tactile technology at the K–12 level can prepare them for future classes and careers where they will use these skills in a virtual world.

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