At EdWeek's Digital Education, thisÂ postÂ talks about a new educational technology initiative in Maine. While Maine's program of 1 laptop per 7th-12th grader sounds admirable, I hope it isn't implementing/adding technology for technology's sake.Â
The Digital Education post questions whether the hidden infrastructure costs of rolling out so many laptops are truly being covered. Do they have a plan for the students to take advantage of distance learning, learn to program, learn Excel, get homework help, or do something else with these laptops beyond playing games and chatting on Facebook? If there is no clear plan in place, Maine, feel free to call us--we can help out!
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