Windows 8 has some pretty nice features for multitasking in the classroom. This comes in particularly useful for online research and document creation, as well as for going paperless with active digitizer stylus-enabled (“penabled”) hybrid devices such as the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 we are using.
In this video, I show a few of the simple ways to efficiently multitask using multiple apps at the same time:
1) Swipe from the left to rapidly switch between running apps (some can be running in the background), or to bring up a list of open apps.
2) Pull the apps out onto the left or right side of the screen to “dock” them into a pane or panel and be able to use two apps (or more, depending on screen space) simultaneously.