Personal Gadget Use in Classrooms Might Spell Relief For Shrinking School Budgets
Backpack, homework, lunchbox, smartphone?
With a nationwide lack of education funding looming Huffington Post reports that some Mississippi schools are looking at initiatives that encourage the use of personal gadgets — like Androids and iPads — in classrooms!
"Why do you keep buying technology when people have in their pocket phones that are more powerful than computers used to be?" says School Superintendent Gearl Loden of Tupelo, Miss., where these types of measures are seriously being considered.
The idea is kind of ingenious. Why waste precious funds on something that many kids already possess and know how to use easily? As for those students who don’t already own a smartphone with a hefty data plan — the school would purchase devices for those students to use in the classroom.