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Use technology wisely in schools

Posted 4/30/13

Editor,

As a high school student, I see the use of new technology growing in school every day. The goal at Middletown Area High School is to have every student be able to have their own laptop.

 

This year, the Middletown Area …

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Use technology wisely in schools

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Editor,

As a high school student, I see the use of new technology growing in school every day. The goal at Middletown Area High School is to have every student be able to have their own laptop.

This year, the Middletown Area School Board has tried a different approach. The board gave iPads to the bottom percentage of the freshman class so they would focus more on school and wouldn’t drop out.

This is not the case. These students use the iPads to play games at lunch, for social networking and for anything else that isn’t school related.

It was a mistake to give these students the iPads. If they wanted to see if iPads were more efficient than laptops, then they should have given them to the top students.

The top students would treat them with respect and actually use them for school work rather than to goof around.

The school board needs to re-think its actions and priorities for the incoming years as it moves towards new technology.

                                                                                                                 Victoria White
                                                                                                                 Middletown

(The writer is the historian of Middletown Area High School’s Class of 2014.)