Tablets and textbooks have been of great importance in the society

Tablets and textbooks have been of great importance in the society. These two items have been major importance in the education system. However, there has been advantages and disadvantages of the two items in the education system in 21st Century Learners.
The advancement in technology has brought may applications to be used in the current society such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These applications are beneficial to both and young and old generation who are frequent users of tablets and not textbooks. The users can develop a social group for learning and socialization. Furthermore, tablets can contain a lot of textbooks, homework, questions besides providing a platform where students can easily link each other for learning purposes irrespective of the distance and space available in the physical classroom.
Technology use in the classroom has been evolving since the beginning of formalized education. It is natural for classrooms to adopt advancing technology as it enhances the education of the student. The introduction of the tablet provides a new and valuable way for students to communicate, study, and learn, and should be integrated into daily educational practices of the students.
According to ProCon Organization (2018) that proponents of tablets say that they are supported by most teachers and students, are much lighter than print textbooks, and improve standardized test scores. They say that tablets can hold hundreds of textbooks, save the environment by lowering the amount of printing, increase student interactivity and creativity, and that digital textbooks are cheaper than print textbooks.
On the other hand, Books have been around since 2400 B.C., when the First Dynasty wrote the first textbook in Ancient Egypt. According to ProCon Organization (2018), people who read print text tend to remember and learn more than those who read digital text. Many believe tablets have too many distractions as students pay attention to the extra apps and games on the tablet, instead of the work at hand. Textbooks have played an important part in students’ learning process for many years of education. Students have used textbooks to learn, explore, and discover, and it has proven to be quite successful. When it comes to the merits of textbook learning, let’s consider some of the impacts of textbooks can have on students.