Every student got an iPad. Teacher says she regrets it


The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Maureen Downey
“Virginia elementary school teacher Launa Hall wrote a long, thoughtful piece for the Washington Post today on what happened when her district gave all her third graders iPads. Under the headline “I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back,” Hall explains, “My lively little kids stopped talking and adopted the bent-neck, plugged-in posture of tap, tap, swipe.” Despite comprehensive training on how to incorporate iPads into daily instruction, Hall said the technical problems — “bandwidth issues that slowed our lessons to a crawl, username issues followed by password issues followed by hundreds of selfies” — forced her to write lessons two ways so she always had a backup if the iPads did not work.”

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