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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:11 AM
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8. Laptops won't replace the books.
If you're talking about digital books, publishers are still going to charge for those. The cost will be higher because e-textbooks can't be reused or resold.
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  -The Billion Dollar Lost-Laptop Study rfranklin  Feb-25-11 10:35 AM   #0 
  - Ah, but we want to give every school age kid a laptop in this country,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 10:38 AM   #1 
  - I believe the lost laptops were not those in the hands of  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 10:46 AM   #2 
  - I think that the issue of lost laptops is a serious one, as the numbers in the OP show.  MadHound   Feb-25-11 10:55 AM   #3 
     - Generally primary schools block access to fb, myspace, wow along with porn on their servers. fail  Exultant Democracy   Feb-25-11 11:02 AM   #5 
     - So they will go play on ESPN, cruise for music, whatever,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 11:04 AM   #7 
     - Laptops off during class solves those problems.  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 11:15 AM   #9 
        - And again, the money spent on such technology can be put to better use elsewhere  MadHound   Feb-25-11 11:21 AM   #11 
        - That is your opinion. Mine differs from yours.  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 11:25 AM   #13 
           - No, actually that is fact,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 11:30 AM   #16 
              - Great! Then let's fire every low quality teacher forthwith. I can  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 11:36 AM   #19 
                 - LOL! Good thing you're not teacher, what with that lack of patience and all  MadHound   Feb-25-11 11:45 AM   #22 
                    - Are you currently employed as a primary or secondary teacher?  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 11:52 AM   #24 
                       - LOL! Your teaching experience is limited to college and adults,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 12:29 PM   #31 
                          - I asked. You answered. You are not currently a teacher.  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 12:41 PM   #34 
                             - No, I haven't shifted to another job,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 12:51 PM   #35 
                                - So you're an exceptional teacher who is looking for work.  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 12:55 PM   #37 
                                   - Exceptional? No,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 01:01 PM   #39 
                                      - OK. So you have a year of teaching experience.  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 01:21 PM   #43 
        - Or better yet, have them networked and let the teacher monitor their 1st graders as the do calculus.  Exultant Democracy   Feb-25-11 11:32 AM   #17 
           - I have no problem with that, either.  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 11:34 AM   #18 
           - Thus leaving the teacher less time and opportunity to help individual students,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 11:37 AM   #20 
              - Arthur Benjamin is in fact an educator, with a full slate of teaching commendations ... double fail.  Exultant Democracy   Feb-25-11 11:54 AM   #25 
                 - Benjamin has degrees in Science and Engineering, not Education,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 12:34 PM   #33 
  - If we are serious about educating our children to be competative in the future work force we better  Exultant Democracy   Feb-25-11 10:59 AM   #4 
  - And at the rate that such technology comes and goes,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 11:03 AM   #6 
  - What about costing less then books don't you understand. Used correctly they are a cost saver.  Exultant Democracy   Feb-25-11 11:21 AM   #10 
     - Actually it is a lot more,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 11:24 AM   #12 
  - Laptops won't replace the books.  girl gone mad   Feb-25-11 11:11 AM   #8 
     - e-book are significantly cheaper and schools buy educational copies with standard ed licensing .  Exultant Democracy   Feb-25-11 11:27 AM   #14 
     - E-books are not significantly cheaper.  girl gone mad   Feb-25-11 11:47 AM   #23 
     - Why would that make the cost higher?  Shagbark Hickory   Feb-25-11 11:27 AM   #15 
     - Digital books -- FREE  hunter   Feb-25-11 12:07 PM   #26 
        - Yup. Educational materials needn't come from current  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 12:28 PM   #30 
           - Except those free books have to approved by the State board,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 12:54 PM   #36 
              - Have you examined the books at that link?  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 12:58 PM   #38 
                 - I evaluated their "History" textbooks around a year ago,  MadHound   Feb-25-11 01:05 PM   #40 
                    - Well, I'll have a look at the ones I downloaded.  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 01:20 PM   #42 
  - Much like textbooks...  LanternWaste   Feb-25-11 11:43 AM   #21 
  - Laptops alone may not work, but that is a false argument  Spike89   Feb-25-11 12:07 PM   #27 
  - This study is NOT passsing the sniff test. Intel wants a market for enhanced security.  Buzz Clik   Feb-25-11 12:14 PM   #28 
     - Thanks for doing the math. Very interesting. With decent  MineralMan   Feb-25-11 12:18 PM   #29 
     - Yeah, beware $ figures in studies done by those who profit  Spike89   Feb-25-11 12:30 PM   #32 
     - Thank you. The math is the very first thing I did.  Sentath   Feb-25-11 01:06 PM   #41 
     - From the study:  hugo_from_TN   Feb-25-11 02:24 PM   #44 
        - I do understand all that. But let's take a look:  Buzz Clik   Feb-25-11 03:45 PM   #45 
           - You make good points.  hugo_from_TN   Feb-25-11 09:22 PM   #46 

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