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Los Angeles students get iPads for classroom, play video games instead
yahoo.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Chris Morris

Posted on 10/07/2013 8:33:21 PM PDT by grundle

You have to give school officials in Los Angeles credit for a good idea: put iPads in the hands of over 650,000 students to give them the most advanced learning tools available in an effort to boost their interest in academics.

But the $1 billion plan is taking some heat after students in the nation's second-largest school district cracked the tablets’ security settings to forgo reading, writing and ‘rithmetic and instead post on Facebook and play games during class time.

(Excerpt) Read more at games.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: idiocy

1 posted on 10/07/2013 8:33:21 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Doh!


2 posted on 10/07/2013 8:35:40 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: grundle
to give them the most advanced learning tools available

/snort

3 posted on 10/07/2013 8:37:29 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: grundle

4 posted on 10/07/2013 8:38:57 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: grundle

LOLS! I watched my Fist Youtube Video in Journalism Class back in 2006!

School Ain't for learning Kids, its for wasting time!

5 posted on 10/07/2013 8:40:45 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: grundle

Imagine...

Idiots.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 8:41:13 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: martin_fierro

Dat’s Retartet Sir.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 8:42:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grundle
"a good idea"

It was a stupid idea and just an excuse for not teaching the students the basic 3R's. As for them figuring out how to play video games - I echo the earlier duhs.

8 posted on 10/07/2013 8:43:05 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: grundle

I heard Rush mention it this morning.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 8:44:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: grundle

A billion dollars! That’s one thousand million taxpayer bucks! And so far only two thirds of the machines have been returned while the young thieves are surfing porn sites. I guess they’ll get credit for their sex education studies.


10 posted on 10/07/2013 8:56:55 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: grundle

Now who could have predicted this would happen? ;)


11 posted on 10/07/2013 9:18:03 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: grundle

I remember this article from years ago when the OLPC (one laptop per child) craze was high:

India ditches ‘potentially harmful’ $100 laptop plan

http://www.zdnet.com/india-ditches-potentially-harmful-100-laptop-plan-3039279996/

India has declared it won’t be buying any $100 laptops, saying it prefers to spend the money on teachers and more traditional teaching tools.

The Indian government rejected proposals by the country’s Planning Commission to buy the $100 (£54) hardware from Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.

According to local newspaper Kaumudi, India’s education secretary Sudeep Banerjee said the project was “pedagogically suspect” and giving the country’s schoolchildren a laptop each could harm their creative thinking and analytical abilities.

He is quoted as telling the Planning Commission: “We cannot visualise a situation for decades when we can go beyond the pilot stage. We need classrooms and teachers more urgently than fancy tools.”

The OLPC project is “not mature enough to be taken seriously at this stage”, Banerjee added.

The first working prototype of the laptop was shown in May and the OLPC has already received its first order from Nigeria. The African country placed an order for one million of the Linux laptops, although the devices won’t go into production until orders for at least five million have been received.


12 posted on 10/07/2013 9:22:24 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!


13 posted on 10/07/2013 9:34:54 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Stop the world I want to get off.)
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To: grundle

Everybody know Apple is virus free, hacker proof, ad nauseam.


14 posted on 10/07/2013 9:35:42 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: grundle

Nothing will upgrade a blackboard and chalk and textbooks

pens, pencils and notepaper...

a well stocked school or public library

and a lot of study time...


15 posted on 10/07/2013 9:38:04 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Playing games is the least of the problems, media is keeping quit how many are “lost or broken”. Only in California, the insanity never ends.


16 posted on 10/07/2013 9:47:29 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: grundle

Hey, at least it isn’t porn.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 3:31:49 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: James C. Bennett

“The first working prototype of the laptop was shown in May and the OLPC has already received its first order from Nigeria. The African country placed an order for one million of the Linux laptops, although the devices won’t go into production until orders for at least five million have been received.”

Great; now we’ll get 5 million more letters from Yassir Arafat’s widow asking for money every day...


18 posted on 10/08/2013 4:09:55 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Nothing will upgrade a blackboard and chalk and textbooks

pens, pencils and notepaper...

a well stocked school or public library

and a lot of study time...”

While my children aren’t thrilled, I’m glad they have to “show their work” for math; calculators save time for people who understand concepts, but are a crutch for those that don’t.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 4:11:20 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Tennessee Nana
and a lot of study time...

Years ago, before iPads and laptops, I saw a report of a brawl that had erupted in a skool study hall in Philadelphia. The reason? A disagreement over what program was to be on the TV.

We've been sliding down the slippery slope for quite a while.

20 posted on 10/08/2013 4:15:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: grundle

bump


21 posted on 10/08/2013 8:09:41 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Tennessee Nana
Nothing will upgrade a blackboard and chalk and textbooks

In my day we had discovered a way to hack the blackboard, chalk, and textbooks.

It was called playing hooky.

22 posted on 10/08/2013 8:11:22 PM PDT by lowbridge
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