More technology in school not always useful

Schools in the US are finding that giving kids laptops to fool around with doesn’t make them smarter – it just makes it easier to find porn and practice hacking:

“After seven years, there was literally no evidence it had any impact on student achievement – none,” said Mark Lawson, the school board president here in Liverpool, one of the first districts in New York State to experiment with putting technology directly into students’ hands. “The teachers were telling us when there’s a one-to-one relationship between the student and the laptop, the box gets in the way. It’s a distraction to the educational process.”

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