*I was provided with a Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet in exchange for my honest review.
I recently had the opportunity to review the Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet from Staples and I’m thrilled to tell you how we’ve been using it as a handy little homeschool classroom tool.
I was impressed with the tablet right away. It’s lightweight and easy to use, and set up was a breeze. We basically turned it on, linked to my Google account and walah! My son was off and running.
What? You didn’t actually think I’d get my hands on this for very long did you?
Not with two boys who love all things technology in the house! I’m lucky I even got to look at it before the boys got their gaming hands on it.
The tablet is designed with gaming in mind, and powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 1.5GHz processor. I’m not going to pretend I actually know what that means, but it’s way faster than my laptop or PC. The load time was immediate when browsing the web and I never had any issues multi-tasking.
My favorite things about the Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet:
I’ve actually enjoyed doing some blogging from the tablet. When I read blogs from my phone, it’s nearly impossible to leave a comment properly, but the magic of Google makes it easy for me to fill in all the fields required for ease in commenting on other blogs. Me likey!
I am also loving the tablet for use in our homeschool classroom!
We’ve used it during literature studies to quickly look up images on the web and define new words as we read. It’s easy to keep on hand for quick reference and saves a ton of table space compared to the laptop.
3 more ways we’re using the Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet in our homeschool:
Videos: We love to look up videos. Especially for Science! The clarity of videos and images is perfection.
Educational apps: There are so many educational apps out there, and I love having something like this tablet on hand for times when we just don’t feel like using paper and pencil.
E-reader: I’m super excited to have the tablet for book downloads! We’ve already read a few from the tablet and I can see that my son really enjoys reading this way.
My old and dusty e-reader doesn’t have a color display, so e-books weren’t much fun until we got the tablet. Now my son is browsing the book selections on the Google Play store. Love it!
Much to my son’s surprise the Google Play store offers all of his favorite apps!
7 Best Google Play apps
(according to my 9 year old with a little feedback direct from the man himself!)
Skylanders Lost Islands
“They have a special winter Skylander for a limited time.”
“You can change the outfits on your characters!”
“You get to build little machines for the pigs to go in.”
“This is like *really* expensive. It’s seven bucks! But it’s worth it!”
“There are three different worlds. The jungle, the castle, and the pirates.”
“You can breed all sorts of dragons!”
“You can make the dog breathe fire AND burp!”
Staples wants to give one lucky winner a Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet of their own! (a $199 value!)
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