I like the Wacom tablets. They make the Bamboo ones as well. For elementary, the lower number of levels of pressure sensitivity and smaller active size is just fine.
My old Wacom tablet is 4x5 and I’m very happy with it.
I wouldn’t get ones that require batteries.
Wacom does have education discounts. Bundled software is decent as well.
On Dec 8, 2010, at 4:52 AM, Cheryl Lloyd wrote:
> I am thinking about using them for elementary students in digital art classes. I am not sure if it would be worth the expense or not, but I am thinking their digital drawing would be a lot better if they had some sort of tablet.
> Cheri Lloyd
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> From: Sharon
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:18 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Digital Drawing Tablets
> I have a (personal) Wacom tablet--old, small, but functional. I use
> it a lot for careful editing on our school's yearbook (one of my many
> duties..sigh..). I have a larger Wacom at school but we rarely use it!