More Schools Embrace the IPad as a Learning Tool- NYTimes. com

Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad

“As part of a pilot program, Roslyn High School on Long Island handed out 47 iPads on Dec. 20 to the students and teachers in two humanities classes. The school district hopes to provide iPads eventually to all 1,100 of its students.

The iPads cost $750 apiece, and they are to be used in class and at home during the school year to replace textbooks, allow students to correspond with teachers and turn in papers and homework assignments, and preserve a record of student work in digital portfolios.

“It allows us to extend the classroom beyond these four walls,” said Larry Reiff, an English teacher at Roslyn who now posts all his course materials online.”….

All I can say about this is… “Give me a break!”

How many arts and music programs did we cut in public schools? How many teachers did we let go or not hire because of budget cuts? How many students come to school hungry? How many of our students are now homeless or living with relatives?

How do we always find a very wasteful ways to spend education dollars? Who is overseeing this?

Our kids need IPads to have their portfolios digitally preserved and “extend their classroom beyond four walls”?

Wow!

For a complete article go to:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html?_r=1&hpw

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