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Old 03-11-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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"Within five years, every K-12 student in America will be using a mobile handheld device as a part of learning" - Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Founder
link to GoKnow website
also: http://b2b.vzw.com/assets/files/GoKnow_Inc.pdf
And how is this going to be paid for exactly?
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Here
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"Within five years, every K-12 student in America will be using a mobile handheld device as a part of learning" - Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Founder
link to GoKnow website

And how is this going to be paid for exactly?
And our kids will still be receiving a sub par education. Hooray!
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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LOL @ people thinking kids will learn on these devices.

Unless "learning" is defined as tweeting, facebook-ing, and sexting.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:22 AM
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all of them made in china. woo-hoo.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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Much more efficient medium at delivering fed.gov propaganda.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The further dumbing down of America.
The gadgets will NOT replace learning to read, write or do math and will not make students any smarter.
When you do not engage the brain to think you do not learn.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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The further dumbing down of America.
The gadgets will NOT replace learning to read, write or do math and will not make students any smarter.
When you do not engage the brain to think you do not learn.
exactly. further waste.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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"Within five years, every K-12 student in America will be using a mobile handheld device as a part of learning" - Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Founder
link to GoKnow website
also: http://b2b.vzw.com/assets/files/GoKnow_Inc.pdf
And how is this going to be paid for exactly?
Firing one teacher making $30k/year could supply 60 kids with the $500 unit that will . . . . ? ? ? __________ them.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:25 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Ummm.. It will be paid for because the hand held devices will substitute for traditional textbooks.

Reports are by people who do actual education research (versus the people here, who have opinions without the benefit of knowledge or research), these devices show a lot of promise for a more engaging, personalized learning experience for students. These devices are not for social networking but geared towards learning.

Do a little research and learn a little before trotting out predictable reactionary conservative opinions.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: North America
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"Within five years, every K-12 student in America will be using a mobile handheld device as a part of learning" - Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Founder
link to GoKnow website
also: http://b2b.vzw.com/assets/files/GoKnow_Inc.pdf
And how is this going to be paid for exactly?

Where does it say that the government is subsidizing this?

And since when is an advertisement solid proof of anything?

Jeeeesssuuuussss.
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