One of the advantages we have with homeschooling our kids is the ability to do school from anywhere. Whether sitting at home, on the road in the car, or lounging by a hotel pool, we can still pull out our Verizon Ellipsis™ 7 and start learning.
Verizon Ellipsis 7
Our curriculum this year is all in pdf format. By simply uploading each set of books to our Google Drive, the girls can open via the Amazon® Kindle™ app on their tablet and start working. Super easy for all of us. Plus, we are saving trees! No need to print out 680 pages (give or take) for each workbook. It’s all easily found on their Verizon Ellipsis™ 7. Although, when we do have a need to print out a page or two, the wireless printing capabilities are simple to set up and work through.
With the 8GB of internal storage and 1BG of RAM, they should have no issues running their apps and other school-based necessities. Plus, there is a slot that supports a microSD card up to 32GB. Plenty of room for what we are using the Ellipsis 7 to do.
But don’t think it’s all schoolwork for the girls. They finish their work in just a couple of hours a day and then have plenty of time to explore the things they enjoy. For instance, our 10 year old, Jaden, is a budding film director. The 3.2 megapixel rear–facing camcorder allows her to video parts of her say to use in her YouTube videos. The tablet allows you to record video in 1080p @ 12 fps or 720p @ 22fps which are ideal for her basic video needs. A few apps from the Google Play Store and she has videos up and ready to watch in not time.
Of course, the Verizon Ellipsis 7 also features all of the basic needs from a tablet… and then some:
- 3.2 Megapixel Rear–Facing Camera
- Mobile Hotspot – Connect up to 8 Wi–Fi–enabled devices in 4G
- MS Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, POP3/IMAP4/SMTP, etc
- Create, download, and manage playlists
- Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, Gallery, People, Sound Recorder, and Video Player
Not to mention, it comes fully loaded with a host of great, both practical and fun, apps that include: Amazon Kindle, Flipboard, Google, Google+, Hangouts, iHeartRadio, Local, Maps, Messenger, Movie Studio, Navigation, Play Books, Play Games, Play Magazines, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Redbox Instant, Voice Search, and YouTube. As well as Verizon Apps: Email, My Verizon Mobile, Verizon Messages, and VZ Navigator® and the Plants Vs Zombies game.