Monday, July 27, 2009

Why hand held computers + clickable print will fix high school: 91% computer use less than once a week is not going to do it.

With all the blablabla and gezillion dollars allocated to computers in the classroom, consider this snippet from Time magazine.
from Mourning the Death of Handwriting - TIME:
"A study published in the February issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology found that just 9% of American high school students use an in-class computer more than once a week."
Then consider that high school kids at all levels of the pyramid are on their cell phones as much as they can be.

The issue is not how many computers the school district buys. The issue is how often the kids use computers. As smart phones morph into hand held computers the kids, not the school district will buy them. Whoever buys them controls when they are used.

The clickable print part is straightforward. Connect the hand held to the internet and use Print as the at hand table of contents.

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