This year, I told myself that I was going to write here more often. I was thinking about what to post, since I’ve been doing nothing this week, except for yesterday when I went to the pool at a friend’s beach house, is writing in my notebook and making an effort to play the Pirates of the Caribbean story in Disney Infinity (My life sucks, doesn’t it? Just to make it clear, I was being sarcastic). And I could go on about what I was thinking of posting about and how inspiration suddenly came to me from Heaven (aka, a comment from a family member), but all my posts would begin this way because I’m a very uninspired person. But this is not what I’m here to talk about.
What I’m here to talk about is the electronic book system my school has been using since the last semester: the Edusystem. I talked about it in a previous post, hence the “part two”. To recap what I wrote there: the Edusystem is an innovative way to learn, but the lessons take time to download and open. You can never fully trust it, since you couldn’t see some of the lessons. I happily say that the Edusystem has improved, sort of. Now, the lessons don’t take an hour to download and you can see them after you’ve opened them. Sure, there’s the occasional hiccup now and then, but I never said it’s perfect.
You can use the Edusystem with a computer (Mac or PC), an iPad, an Android tablet and my own last-minute tablet, the Edutablet. Now, you should be noticing a pattern with how these people name their products: Edusystem, Edutablet, Edufile, etc. Remember when I said it wasn’t perfect (Well, you should, I said it two sentences ago.)? Case in point: the Edutablet. This is the mother of all the incredibly slow tablets. You try to use the browser and you’re aimlessly typing until the text shows up on screen ten seconds later. You try to go to a website, you have to wait a minute until everything loads. Twice I typed the password for the Edusystem and the screen just turned black (please note that this doesn’t happen in computers). Once, all the notifications just stopped reaching the tablet because it just didn’t get any Wi-Fi when the Wi-Fi was working perfectly. My English teacher sent me that lesson twice because of that… UGH! And sometimes, the screen just freezes and I just want to hit it with a bat or something.
The Edusystem is doing better, thankfully, but the Edutablet is (and I can’t stress it enough) really slow and hard to work with.
*Oh, and I want to thank Crisarlin for her wonderful comment on the last Edusystem: an Insider’s Review.