The surprising thing about schools with lots of technology
“More time spent on technology in the classroom doesn’t necessarily help kids do better in school, a new study has found.”
This report came out of the LA Times. It claims that the LA school district conducted a study and found that students who use computers in school “at least once a week perform more than 20 points below students who don’t do this.”
Lets keep in mind the current problems that the LA school district is having with technology though. The LA Unified school district just put the kibosh on a $1.3-billion program to provide students with iPads. The issue was not necessarily the technology, but it was found they all had faulty software.
I also want to point out that despite the growing use and popularity, iPads are probably not the best piece of tech for 1:1 programs.
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