Schools Reconsider Laptops As Educational Tools Educators and politicians have pushed the goal of a laptop for every student. But a number of early adapting schools say the laptops aren't helping, and critics argue that the computers are simply a distraction.
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Schools Reconsider Laptops As Educational Tools

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Schools Reconsider Laptops As Educational Tools

Schools Reconsider Laptops As Educational Tools

Schools Reconsider Laptops As Educational Tools

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Educators and politicians have pushed the goal of a laptop for every student. But a number of early adapting schools say the laptops aren't helping, and critics argue that the computers are simply a distraction.

Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman Emeritus of the MIT Media Laboratory; Chairman of One Laptop per Child

Maureen Patterson, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in the Liverpool Central School District

Larry Cuban, professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University; author, Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom