There is an article that was recently published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette cites the negatives about school laptop programs. It’s important to note that the negatives discussed in the article also happen when the students are using the computer labs at school (if they didn’t have the laptops), and that some of them relate to poor monitor by their teachers. Giving teachers professional development for how to handle classroom management (specifically with the laptops) may be the best money spent. If you are interested in reading the article, here it is:
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