Wichai is among 25 Thai and ethnic minority students at the school who have received tablet computers from the Education Ministry's Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) since the beginning of last month.
The distribution of tablets for students of all nationalities at Prathom 1 (Grade 1) level is part of the Pheu Thai Party's "One Tablet PC Per Child" policy.
"Learning through the tablet is more fun than studying through textbooks. I like playing the maths games on it," Wichai said.
His Myanmar friend Angkarn, who was busy learning to use the tablet, said he had a lot of fun because he had never used one before. "A teacher told me that it is called a tablet computer and I want to take it home to show to my parents. I love playing the matching game the most," he said.
Teacher Phatcharee Janlaor, who oversees the use of tablet computers, said the devices are kept at the school. Students are not yet allowed to take them home.
She said both Thai and ethnic minority students there are poor.
The students find it difficult to get in touch with this technology, she said. The tablet computers are intended to be used by students for about four hours a day in key subjects such as mathematics, Thai and English.
She has noticed that all her students concentrate more and have been eager to learn since receiving the computers.
But she said she will not jump to the conclusion that learning through the tablets will benefit her students' development over the long run as the tablet project needs to be proven as a success over time.
Ban Wang Yai School is a middle-sized school with 174 students from kindergarten to Prathom 6 classes. More than half are from Myanmar.
Obec secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat recently visited the school to inspect the tablet distribution and how the devices are used to teach students.
"At least we know that a tablet can really reduce the social gap between Thai and non-Thai students. It helps change the classroom learning method by promoting active learning," he said.
Dr Cynthia Maung, founder of Mae Tao Clinic in Tak and director of the Children's Development Centre, who accompanied Mr Chinnapat to the school, said 40% of all Myanmar migrants in Thailand are children of school age enrolled in Thai mainstream schools and migrant learning centres. Regardless of their nationality, they are entitled to receive basic education, she said.
"This is a good opportunity for some migrant children in Thai schools to have equal access to the tablets," she said.
Michael Albert, country manager for the Right To Play Thailand Foundation, said education is not only memorising and "talking at children" but also about encouraging them to learn through student-centred learning methods.
"The Ministry of Education is on the right track. I believe that tablets will provide them with technological skills that will be needed in future," he said.