Friday, April 14, 2006

Laptops in School: A Negative Effect?

USA TODAY reports that providing elementary school students with laptop computers may not make any difference in student achievement, and using computers to teach reading may actually have negative results.

Perhaps someone should pass this information on to the public school in Fullerton, California, which is requiring parents to buy their children $1500 laptops or transfer out of the school.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

I'm still forming a coherent theory and haven't worked out all of the details yet, but I think I'm hot on the trail of what would make a difference in education. Hint: it has nothing to do with technology, preschool, or more monetary outlays.

Respect for authority. The authority of parents, the authority of teachers.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Sounds sensible to me. Would love to hear more as you develop your thoughts along this line.

10:27 PM  

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