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Education's Shiny Toy Syndrome

SteveL2 Wrote: Sep 27, 2013 6:53 AM
Malkin: "teachers still couldn’t figure out how to sync up the souped-up tablets for academic use in the classroom at the start of the school year. In less than a week, though, teens were able to circumvent the locks for fun" I predict that in about 10 years, those teens will have started their own software companies, and we engineers will be sending our resumes to them. We just found out who the really talented kids are in that class. Who needs standardized testing. Definition of a "geek": The kid you picked on in school, whom you end up working for as an adult.
Joe296 Wrote: Sep 27, 2013 8:09 AM
I'll bet the kids that were able to circumvent the locks for fun, etc. were kids with computers at home who had grown up using computers as playthings. The idea of having the computers, etc. in the schools is for the kids who don't have access to the technology in their homes to have an opportunity to learn to use it. The "wise guys" are kids that screw good things up for everybody that don't have the advantages they have. There is a difference between being smart and being a smart a-ss.
chdouglas Wrote: Sep 27, 2013 2:22 PM
She stated it in the article. "Delete the profile," which is very easy to do. This is a basic setting in the iPad and ipod.