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|Back to class, with laptops in hand|
|Posted by: Susan Einhorn|
|Every child in Manitoba schools will have a laptop or tablet on his or her desk within the next few years, veteran school superintendent Brian O'Leary predicts -- but it has to be a level playing field with good equipment for everyone.
And the public school system has to provide those devices for kids, he said.
"It's the way of the future. The question is the path we follow to get there," said O'Leary, superintendent of Seven Oaks School Division. "In the next few years, every kid will have a laptop in his hands."
Provincial Education Department officials are ready to talk with the public-school educators about the role of electronic devices in classrooms, including funding, deputy education minister Gerald Farthing said Wednesday, but everyone first needs to be clear on how much laptops help students learn.
|Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CAN) | Published: August 16th, 2012|
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