With the prevalence of electronic pens in the business world, it’s no surprise that teachers of all kinds have found ways to make their work more professional and cutting edge. This is especially true for teachers of English who need to communicate ideas and prepare lesson plans via email or a web-based application. While they are perfectly acceptable in this situation, many teachers would like to take their work to the next level, and a great alternative to an electronic pen is a new portable device called a “digital writing pad.” The Pad is simply a computer tablet with a touch screen that can be used for writing, reviewing material or just for simple note taking. These pads are very popular among college instructors because of their versatility and ability to be taken anywhere with you.
The biggest benefit of a pad like this over an electronic pen or other high-tech instrument is that you will never have to worry about an ink leak or a battery being dead again. You will be able to use your new pad just as you would a pen, but without the inconvenience of constantly replacing the tiny batteries inside of them. It is definitely in the same category as a high-tech iPad or other tablet PC. With everything that is out on the market right now, how do you know which one to choose?
Well, the big thing here is that all of the pros would outweigh the small cons for most people. If you already have a PC or laptop, then the portable pad might be perfect for you. If you don’t, then probably the best way to go is to get the best graphics drawing tablet that you can afford. As long as you have a USB type A port, then your graphics tablet will be ready to go. For those looking for a high-tech, high-quality drawing pad for your class, this may be a little too much investment for you, but with everything else that is available, you should be able to find something for anyone’s budget.