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The Indefinite Article.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Education Laptops

Apple tries to recover in the classroom | CNET News.com

I wonder what is like as an eighth grader to receive a laptop from school. Do they get a case too? Are the classes restructured to take advantages of the laptops and eliminate the distractions? Are the laptops locked down? Does content created on the laptops belong to the school or the student?

I guess that me as an eighth grader now would be far different from me as an eigth grader back in the day, but I don't think I or many of my friends could handle $800 in fragility. At that age I couldn't take ten steps without dropping something.


  • I thought a read a news snippet about a report that suggested that maybe it was possible that sometimes it was almost shown that students really did not benefit all too terribly much from having computers in the classroom.

    By Blogger pablo, at 2:10 PM  

  • "Computers in the classroom" is a pretty interesting topic. When you think about break and fix and support people and network capacity and everything I'd bet the total bill runs twice the raw cost of the computer units themselves. Any school district that would pump that kind of money into something at this point in history is very rich indeed, and given the state of some school districts it is somewhat obscene.

    By Blogger Adolph, at 5:08 PM  

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