As any parent can tell you, kids love touchscreen devices. And Nielsen’s quarterly Connected Devices Report found that during Q1 2013 more than three-quarters of tablet-owning parents (78%) let their kids under age 11 play with tablets in their homes. The majority of these parents (54%) said their children use tablets for educational purposes. What’s more, among those who don’t let their kids play with tablets, 20 percent said they would if there was more educational content on them.
Outside the home, today’s students are more tech-savvy than ever. Many schools are even replacing heavy textbooks with tablets that students can use to expand their education both in the classroom and back at home. Students who use tablets are interested in this concept too, as 71 percent said they’re interested in accessing textbooks on their tablets.
Some of the more popular classroom activities among connected device owners over the age of 13 while using tablets include searching the Web (51%), reading books (42%), taking notes (40%) and completing assignments (30%).