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  1. Packer

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    Are cadets allowed to use tablets such as Thinkpad, Galaxy Note, iPad, etc for note taking?
     
  2. ESLGuy

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    I'm interested to know to, but for other SA's (such as USNA, USAFA, and USMMA). It couldn't hurt to also mention it in this thread.
     
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    Sure you are, but most people do it the old fashioned way. Much faster. It would also depend on your instructor.
     
  4. Packer

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    Well I am old fashioned I guess because the pencil and paper would definitely be faster for me! My son is at MMI and has indicated he takes most of his notes on his laptop but that some kids are using tablets and they are faster. I am fishing around for gift ideas that he could use and would be beneficial next year at USCGA.
     
  5. USCGA2017hopeful

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    I don't know if you have ever tried using a tablet, specifically an iPad, for note taking or typing, but I find it extremely difficult. Unless you have the additional full keyboard accessory, you have to peck with one finger at a time and it seems to take a while.

    I would either recommend using a full laptop or look into other tablets with keyboards. As an Apple fanboy, it hurts me to say this, but the new Microsoft tablets with the magnetic keyboard attachment look like they would work well.
     
  6. Packer

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    I was thinking along the line of the tablets such as the Galaxy Note that lets you "write" with a stylus. I can't imagine trying to "type" on a tablet.
     
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    In that case, pen and paper is better for notes IMO. Faster and less of a hassle.
     
  8. AuxNoob

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    Hi Packer. My son is also at MMI for CGAS right now. PM me? I have pictures from Reporting In and MMI Parent's Weekend.
     
  9. Packer

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    AuxNoob, PM sent.
     
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    You are able to use a tablet in some classes if the instructor allows it. I know of a few classmates that they only use the tablet for notetaking.
     
  11. Packer

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    Thanks.
     

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