Educational Technology

July 14, 2017

Schools let students take laptops home to stop the ’summer slide’

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Mollie Simon, NPR

When principal Kelli Hoffman ran into her students at a McDonald’s during summer break, she knew they weren’t there for the McNuggets. The two rising eighth-graders at French Middle School had invested in a Coke to unlock a bigger prize: free Wi-Fi. They sat logged into their school-provided Chromebooks studying exercise ideas from their sports coaches. Hoffman’s district, Topeka Public Schools in Kansas, is one of a rising number of systems that are letting students take their school-issued devices home over the summer months.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/06/24/73206/schools-let-students-take-laptops-home-to-stop-the/

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