Educational Technology

August 22, 2011

Using laptops offers lessons in ethics of technology

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Ryan E. Smith, Jewish Journal

Big Brother is watching at Milken Community High School. At least, he’s watching your computer. For two years, the Bel Air school has required every seventh- and ninth-grader to come with a laptop so that it can integrate technology into the classroom. This fall, Milken will install a program, LanSchool, in each computer, which will allow administrators to see what’s taking place on every screen, according to Jason Ablin, head of school. That means they could know when a student is looking at Facebook instead of their French assignment or when someone’s checking out Lady Gaga instead of Lady Macbeth.

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