The common wisdom was that tablets were mostly for media consumption. They are often used that way. I use it mostly that way, outside the classroom. But once in the class, it is full on Maker Mode. It has become so easy to create videos and audio, to upload so that other class members can see and react, that there is no longer any excuse not to start making media in the target language.
So when I saw this article in Slate magazine, I realized that this idea had finally gone mainstream. At least in a few places. Teaching kids to use video to express themselves also seems naturally to allow students to develop their language with more dimensions than does paper and pencil. Well worth the read.