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Top school warns laptops ‘a distraction’ to learning

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Brett Henebery | 31 Mar 2016, 08:55 AM Agree 0
One of the country’s top private schools has slammed the Federal Government’s investment in laptops for schools as “a scandalous waste of money”.
  • SchoolITGuy | 31 Mar 2016, 12:31 PM Agree 0
    "... it has never had a laptop program.". So... a single staff member at a school without a laptop program believes something that it has no evidence to back up.

    A laptop program can be excellent... if it's backed up and used correctly by staff.
  • Lifelong Learner | 31 Mar 2016, 01:38 PM Agree 0
    Similar have been said about pens, pencils and slates - thank goodness Banjo Paterson (former student) was allowed to (effectively) use the technology of the day!
  • Stuart Kelly | 31 Mar 2016, 04:58 PM Agree 0
    In most likelihood, this school has acted out of misguided fear and a misunderstanding that tech is no more or less a tool than pen and paper. What tech can do is transform and lift learning from a localized environment to a truly collaborative global learning context. Tech is not the issue, it's the use. I'm presuming the head teacher did not come to his place of employment via horse and cart.
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