Here’s a little bit of crazy for you.
It seems the Los Angeles school district decided to “put iPads in the hands of over 650,000 students to give them the most advanced learning tools available in an effort to boost their interest in academics”… all this to the tune of — wait for it — A BILLION DOLLARS.
And what was the result of this expensive high-tech infusion? Unsurprisingly, “the $1 billion plan is taking some heat after students in the nation’s second-largest school district cracked the tablets’ security settings to forgo reading, writing and ‘rithmetic and instead post on Facebook and play games during class time.”
To their credit, “School officials… quickly confiscated the iPads and went to work improving the security settings.” No word of removingthe iPads, just “improving the security settings.”
Y’know, there’s something to be said for the old-fashioned way of learning things. How on earth did our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. — arguably the most literate generations in history — ever learn without iPads? Just askin’.