N.Y. Company Releases Amplify Tablet Just for Schools

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Can a tablet computer replace the contents of a student's backpack?

A New York-based educational technology startup on Wednesday releases the first device that could answer that question, introducing an Android-powered touchscreen tablet designed for kids both to take to school and bring home.

For sale only to schools for now, the Amplify tablet comes pre-loaded with virtually everything a student will encounter during the school day, including all the textbooks, lessons, tests and e-books she might be assigned.

What's perhaps more significant, Amplify will give teachers the ability to both monitor and control what students do with the device.

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