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Monday, 19 September 2011 10:03

Kindergarteners get iPads for school

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Dumbing down helps reading skills
Auburn school district in Maine decided to give iPads to every kindergartner, in order to raise the school’s low scores.

Apparently, the deal cost more than $200,000 in a move that is surely the first of its kind. Superintendent Kelly McCarthy said that the iPads gave her students more immediate feedback and attention than she could.

Since 40 percent of Auburn’s kids are not reading at grade level, buying them iPads is supposed to fix it. We’re not entirely sure how dumbing down helps with reading, but we will find out come November, when the kindergarteners’ math and reading skills are tested.

However, McCarthy was adamant that they will make sure that the children go outside and play as well, interacting with other students in the process. Well, at least until they come of age and draft their own anti-Samsung lawsuit.

More here.

Last modified on Monday, 19 September 2011 15:34
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+4 #1 LudwigX 2011-09-19 11:33
Great!
Now kids will learn some serious "Omg, dunno, How r u, m8" english before even learning correct english
 
 
+1 #2 Haberlandt 2011-09-19 15:13
They'll become the youngest smugs ever.
 
 
0 #3 Nintendork 2011-09-19 17:12
gg eductional system, maybe the planet of the apes was not fiction. We'are the inferior species.
 
 
0 #4 Kryojenix 2011-09-20 22:39
Quoting LudwigX:
Great!
Now kids will learn some serious "Omg, dunno, How r u, m8" english before even learning correct english


Actually, the ipad will probably spellcorrect their writing.

I've always used full spelling, grammar and punctuation in online chats and text messages. Except when I talk to my sister I have a custom langwidge - and I had great difficulty maintaining this fpelin and gqandmar when using my iphone3gs because Bapple kept autocorrecting everything, it was *very* annoying.

...Getting a HTC Evo 3D soon, so don't shoot me.
 

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