L.A. schools’ iPad effort has a two-pronged image problem

I wrote awhile back that it can be difficult to integrate new technologies into the classroom. There is a big debate in Los Angeles about the push to supply every student in the school district with an iPad.  The $1 billion project had a number of problems: “No one seemed to know who pays if the expensive tablets are lost, damaged or stolen. Teachers hadn’t been fully trained to use them. The plan to let students take them home was shelved after the first week, when high schoolers bypassed security features and accessed sites that were supposed to be off limits.”  I think my comments still apply — in order for tablets in class to be successful, we are going to have to redefine our expectation of “classroom learning.”

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