Florida-based Brainchild, a maker of hand-held learning devices, has rolled out Android tablet Kineo, designed for schools to suit a teacher’s needs for individualized instruction.
Priced at $299.99, Brainchild says Kineo can only access websites that are pre-programmed by the administrator or teacher. Also, messaging capabilities have been disabled to make sure that students use it for learning, not texting.
Kineo includes Wi-Fi, plays multimedia and video files, includes a 4500 mAh battery that runs for 10-12 hours and features a super heavy-duty touch screen rated to handle 500,000 impressions.
Teachers can be confident that Kineo is a secure and safe handheld instructional device because Kineo removes the temptation for students to text or surf, says Jeff Cameron, president of Brainchild.
Cameron says a teacher can have full confidence that when her students are working on Kineos, they are on task and won’t get into trouble.
The company says orders will be taken starting today for March shipment.