L.A. Educators Outsmarted by Kids...

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    I hate these in school. Kids treat it all as a game, and frankly what 4th grader needs to learn how to make a multimedia presentation? Have you seen handwriting lately? Make them go back to pens/pencil and paper. Cheaper. No more chalkboards either-they now have these touch "Smart Boards" in every room.

    Just a waste of taxpayer money in my opinion.
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    The article says that the school will pay for any iPad that is lost or stolen, but families will pay for any that are damaged due to negligence. Do they really think students won't be able to figure that one out? There will be a lot of lost or stolen iPads. I won't say that there won't be any students honest about being negligent but they will be the exception.
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    I'm with you on the iPads but smart boards are great teaching tools. They allow for a great learning experience if properly used and with a little effort teachers can actually administer tests with them.

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