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Plan Realistically For Computers

August 12, 2013

Machines don’t teach children in school. Teachers do. Viewing technologically advanced equipment such as computers as cure-alls for problems in public education — or even as priorities — is foolis....

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mikeyd

Aug-12-13 6:11 PM

and when they turn 16 the board can give them cars.

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Wheeldog

Aug-12-13 12:22 PM

One of the unique aspects of ipads or other electronic learning devices is the ability of the technology to access sources of entertainment and distractions that detract from efforts to teach basic academics. It is sometimes more tempting for the student to use the machine for "fun" or other non-educational purposes rather than effective education. Ideally, traditional education is enjoyable, but it is also hard work. Whatever method of instruction is used, its effectiveness must be measured against the academic achievements of the affected student. Ultimately, it is not what is most enjoyable but rather what is most effective that must be the standard for choice.

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