Is there anything worse than trying to conduct a lesson with notebooks or tablets and have the class spending most of their time checking email, watching videos or updating their FaceBook status? TabPilot’s Control Tower management system software can restrict what apps or Web sites are allowed to be viewed on a class full of slates. The software is currently in beta but it should be ready by the end of the summer.
TabPilot also sells its own classroom Android tablets. The ERP-V2 slate has a 9.7-inch touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor. It uses the latest Android 4.0 software and can run for a full school day, with time to spare. Completing the classroom package, the company has tablet carts that can recharge up to 20 slates when not in use yet not take up a lot of space.