Main menu:

Site search



June 2011
M T W T F S S
« May   Jul »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Categories

Tags

Links

The Ban on Electronic Devices in Schools: Necessary or Counterproductive?

By Reginald Richardson | Email the author | May 29, 2011

For far too many schools, particularly those in poor districts, very limited access to computers and technology is the norm.

Everyone agrees that use of new technology will be critical to the success of our children in the future.

Many initiatives in the New York City public school system like the iZone schools and the iLearn program seek to improve learning outcomes for students by supporting the innovative use of technology by students and teachers.

Unfortunately, only a limited number of schools and students are currently able to participate in these initiatives.

For far too many schools, particularly those in poor districts, very limited access to computers and technology is the norm. Many believe that this limitation is exacerbated by the chancellor’s current ban on electronic devices in schools.

In New York City, schools are governed by the Chancellor’s Regulations. One section of these voluminous regulations

A-412 section V (d) prohibits students from bringing electronic devices such as iPods, cell phones, pagers, or other “communication devices” onto school property. As new technology is developed (iPads, tablets, etc.) many schools have added them to the list of contraband items.

READ FULL STORY HERE

Write a comment





*