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However, tablets present difficulties with text entry—where traditional computers excel—which can make writing a paper or completing other written assignments more challenging.
Tablets are easier for touch-screen facilitated content creation and collaboration, making them ideal for use in innovative ways in the classroom.
However, more common than desktop computers are tablets, which are increasingly becoming part of teens’ hardware repertoire.
More than two in three teens (68 percent) have or have access to a tablet.
Similarly, 77 percent of 13-year-olds have access to a tablet, compared with two in three 14-year-olds (65 percent) and 15-17 year-olds (66 percent).
Household income is also a determining factor in access to computers, particularly desktops and tablets.
Most of today’s teens have a variety of technologies at their disposal.