Laptops in classrooms aren't improving student scores

Laptops in classrooms aren’t improving student scores.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/09/myUdjZ.jpg[/newsimage]Throwing money at technology for classrooms might not be the best way to improve test scores and overall grades. The Kyrene School District in Arizona has spent nearly $33 million on software, laptops, and interactive black boards for district classrooms yet grade improvements seem to have stagnated.



Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/laptops-in-classrooms-arent-improving-student-scores-51193/](http://www.myce.com/news/laptops-in-classrooms-arent-improving-student-scores-51193/)


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Technology isn’t going to improve scores and learning on its own. Without quality teaching staff and strong fundamentals

They are trying to do the quick fix and not really address the problem. Not til they address the root cause of lack of education and poor results all the technology will never fix the long term problem.

Laptops in classrooms are like having calculators in math class. They are a distraction and a crutch for students. It doesn’t take much knowledge to do a Google search, cut and paste the results, put your name on it, print it and then hand it to the teacher. Or skip the printing and email a PDF file to a teacher that rubber stamps a grade on it.

The public school system has been rotting from the head on down in the USA for decades. This is now showing itself in spades because the students are far from educated upon graduation from high school. Unfortunately, many of them are just plain ignorant.

[I]Yes, but you have to admit that the school kids of today are far better at using laptops than we were![/I]

@ the kids: Try to spot the flaw in this argument

:doh:

Depends on which scores… SAT… not so much… COD (call of duty… high score!)
x-)

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[QUOTE=AIRBUD7;2602901]tmc8080…HaHaHa…I was going to say the same thing…Enemy UAV spotted!..[/QUOTE]

I remember when computers were this big clunky boxes in the library, and NOT online with even dialup.

“With education budgets being so limited right now it’s really hard to see the benefit of spending most of the budget on technology over teachers. Technology isn’t going to improve scores and learning on its own. Without quality teaching staff and strong fundamentals, technology is little more than a flashy bullet point on a PTA program to try and show parents the school is future ready. Do you agree with the critics of technology in the classroom or the advocates? Would you rather see a large portion of a district budget spent on technology or teachers?”

Once upon a time (In a Galaxy Far Far Away) Schools were an institution to Stimulate and Enhance the thought process, Now with the dirge of e-gadgets in the classrooms, School has become little more than a Babysitting Service. The gadgets keep the Kids occupied while the Teacher sleeps or updates his/her/it’s Facebook page.
Feed the Kids endless Propoganda on thier screens and have them regurgitate on que, and the System looks good. The fact that the System is churning out Morons with thier brains hard wired to thier iCrap and Google seems to be irrelivant.

[QUOTE=olddancer;2602910]“With education budgets being so limited right now it’s really hard to see the benefit of spending most of the budget on technology over teachers. Technology isn’t going to improve scores and learning on its own. Without quality teaching staff and strong fundamentals, technology is little more than a flashy bullet point on a PTA program to try and show parents the school is future ready. Do you agree with the critics of technology in the classroom or the advocates? Would you rather see a large portion of a district budget spent on technology or teachers?”

[B]Once upon a time (In a Galaxy Far Far Away) Schools were an institution to Stimulate and Enhance the thought process, Now with the dirge of e-gadgets in the classrooms, School has become little more than a Babysitting Service. The gadgets keep the Kids occupied while the Teacher sleeps or updates his/her/it’s Facebook page.
Feed the Kids endless Propoganda on thier screens and have them regurgitate on que, and the System looks good. The fact that the System is churning out Morons with thier brains hard wired to thier iCrap and Google seems to be irrelivant.[/B][/QUOTE]

:clap:

what? you mean students spending their class time on youtube and facebook isn’t helping their grades?

[QUOTE=olddancer;2602910]“With education budgets being so limited right now it’s really hard to see the benefit of spending most of the budget on technology over teachers. Technology isn’t going to improve scores and learning on its own. Without quality teaching staff and strong fundamentals, technology is little more than a flashy bullet point on a PTA program to try and show parents the school is future ready. Do you agree with the critics of technology in the classroom or the advocates? Would you rather see a large portion of a district budget spent on technology or teachers?”

Once upon a time (In a Galaxy Far Far Away) Schools were an institution to Stimulate and Enhance the thought process, Now with the dirge of e-gadgets in the classrooms, School has become little more than a Babysitting Service. The gadgets keep the Kids occupied while the Teacher sleeps or updates his/her/it’s Facebook page.
Feed the Kids endless Propoganda on thier screens and have them regurgitate on que, and the System looks good. The fact that the System is churning out Morons with thier brains hard wired to thier iCrap and Google seems to be irrelivant.[/QUOTE]

Not to mention when the battery goes dead or there is no power to power the desktop or laptop…They are ZOMBIES staring at blank screens not doing anything.>>>>