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As usual, you have no idea what you're talking about.

Where, exactly, is he clueless? Let's look at his points...

1. Don't worry, there are lots of porno sites that kids will be able to link to with interesting content that they can explore on their own.

This is true. Sure, they can put up blocks to try to prevent the kids from accessing inappropriate material, but the kids are not going to have any problems getting around those blocks.


2. Inside of 2 years half of them will be broken, lost, or stolen.

Do you think the kids will treat the devices better than they treat their own possessions? I can tell you a significant portion of the students I teach have phones with shattered screens, lose their iPads, lose their $150 calculators, etc. And the number would be higher except that the families are very often highly wealthy since it is an expensive private school.

So I tend to agree that a large portion will be broken, lost, or stolen within 2 years. Maybe not half, but that is probably not a bad estimate either.


3. There is a reason that the parents in one of the most technologically savvy places in the world, Silicon Valley, don't want technology in their students' schools.

This is a fact. http://www.good.is/posts/why-are-silicon-valley-executives-s...


4. Technology shallows out learning, IMO.

This can be debated. My feeling is that technology is simply a tool. It has to be used in context to make it work. Too many schools rely on it as a hook. Kids are not going to be hooked by tech without the teachers being able to advance it more than they see everyday.


5. Apple has always been outstanding at scamming the educational system. The beat goes on . . . . .

Maybe you disagree here. I tend to think scamming is a bit strong. But they do a very good job of milking it.


I'm not one to eschew any tool for teaching. I like some types of technology and see the benefit in the classroom. But I only see them as a tool that can be used when appropriate.

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