Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops – New York Times

Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops – New York Times:
So the Liverpool Central School District, just outside Syracuse, has decided to phase out laptops starting this fall, joining a handful of other schools around the country that adopted one-to-one computing programs and are now abandoning them as educationally empty — and worse.

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This is an interesting move. Let’s follow the logic… Can’t make the kids behave, Can’t make the network more secure, or faster, take away their access to the network. So, failure in administration of technology and failure to model and disseminate ethics, rules, and mores makes things “educationally empty — and worse.” Balderdash.

0 comments on “Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops – New York Times

  1. Rochelle says:

    But…computers are supposed to make everything easier, faster and better just by being present!

  2. jason says:

    PSha!

    The issue is a lack of problem-based constructivist pedagogy, not network access. And Rochelle’s wrong. Jello makes everything better.