Editouch High School, a tablet to help students with dyslexia


Editouch High School, a tablet to help students with dyslexia

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October 3, 2014

Editouch High School is a tablet in use with hardware and design features very similar to the Lenovo Yoga 10 HD +, but with software functionalities focused on helping high school students with Special Educational Needs (NEE) and Specific Learning Disorders (TORCH). It is not the first model that the company launches with this objective; they already have another focused on primary school students on the market. A good initiative that we will tell you a little more about below.

More and more experts agree on the benefits that technology in general, and tablets in particular can bring to the current educational system. Many professionals advocate these systems that improve student outcomes. Tablets focused on children are a clear example, since they capture the attention of children who can learn while having fun. It is the idea on which this Italian company is based Digitally Different that already in 2012 launched a tablet to help children with learning problems and special needs at primary levels.

Now they present the Editouch High School, a similar concept but thought for secondary education levels with these same defects. For this, it includes a whole library of educational titles in electronic format of the publisher The Storyteller, with classics of Italian and universal literature. The thing does not stop there, since the texts come in a customizable format and can be read by a professional narrator synchronizing with the Audio-eBook EPUB3 and MP3. Users of this device will also be able to take advantage of a high-quality voice synthesizer that will allow them to carry out reading and listening activities to correct.

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<p>This tool can be essential for many of them, since they are usually students with problems to develop a written exam. These tests, common at all levels of education in the world, require a good reading comprehension capacity since time is limited. For this reason and especially for dyslexics they have incorporated a version of the application <strong>TestMe</strong>, developed with the help of more than 200 students with this disease.</p><div class='code-block code-block-6' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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At the level of design and specifications we find a tablet practically traced to the Lenovo Yoga 10 HD +. IPS screen 10 inch Full HDQualcomm processor Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage, two cameras of 8 and 1.6 megapixels, WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, 4G and a 9,000 mAh battery that offers a very good autonomy. It will be available in Italy in a few days for a price of 442 euros without VAT.

Via: NoteBook Italy