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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:30 am
 


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ ... ision.html

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The St. James Assiniboia School Division will be handing out iPads, free of charge, to all students in Grades 6 to 8 this fall as part of a pilot program.

The Apple tablets will replace textbooks and other printed classroom essentials, staff at George Waters Middle School explained to parents at a meeting Wednesday night.

"At this rate, textbooks, maps, encyclopedias and most printed material will likely be outdated by the time they reach our children's hands," principal Andrew Mead told parents.

Students can take their iPads home during the school year, and it will be the responsibility of parents to monitor what their children are doing with the devices.


Not all 'parents' are happy with this..

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But some parents questioned how much technology is too much when it comes to their children, many of whom are already connected to the internet and video games at home.

"My kids at home, they're not engaged. They're in their rooms with these devices," said Tim Garrett.


Well fucknuts, it's up to you as a parent to put limits on your children and how much time they are allowed to stare at a screen. You need to take it away, and kick their asses outside to play for awhile.... you whiny fucking retard. Quit worrying about being their friend and start being their goddamned parent....it's normal for your kids to hate you for being an asshole and putting limits on their behaviour.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:35 am
 


My son's school uses iPads extensively. He also has his own (that he earned his own money to buy) along with his own computer (that he also bought with his own money) and he gets limited time on both. Hey whiny parents, fuck off and go parent!


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:38 am
 


Is Apple getting kickbacks for this ?

Was there a tender ?

Will they work with all the Microsoft crap at home ?



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Are there kickbacks in public education? ROTFL If the public had any idea of the scale and scope of kickbacks in schoolboard contracts/policies, the entire board-system would be blown up. It's a dirty little secret that few comprehend.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:42 am
 


martin14 wrote:
Is Apple getting kickbacks for this ?

Was there a tender ?

Will they work with all the Microsoft crap at home ?



:twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:46 am
 


My kids high school "highly recommends we buy an iPad for our children, that they should take to school"

Yeah, no. I HATE Apple, and I refuse to buy an iPad. The school provides them during class.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:46 am
 


Smart boards and tablets will be the norm in every classroom in the next few years.


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Tablets, sure, smartboards, nope. They're already passé. Boards in Ontario have spent millions on those things and they're mostly collecting dust. Reminds me of the monorail Simpsons episode. The smartboard is a perfect example of wasted spending and kickbacks in the school system.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:51 am
 


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Smart boards and tablets will be the norm in every classroom in the next few years.


Yep.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:36 pm
 


Title: Winnipeg school division making iPads mandatory in class
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2013-05-30 00:55:58
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:36 pm
 


If they are paying for them then I say great! Unlike that other school (forgot the name in St. Vital) in Winnipeg which made student buy laptops as mandatory. At least Winnipeg St. James realizes some families just can't cover the cost, even of cheap laptops.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:22 am
 


I would think actually in the long run cheaper. If the Schools use the technology and create a program for those of lower incomes to get the technology excellent. I have seen a few School districts in the US go to complete digital technology and scrap the text and paper and actually save money. The savings they put into a high interest account to set up grants and programs for those at the Poverty line and below to obtain the Technology. My USCG Det rebuilds about 90 computer's a year and donates them to Low income youth who qualify using income guidelines and grades. although this year we have raised enough money to purchase 150 Ipad Tabs. Will be donating them to the North Ind. School Dist in SA to there Special Education Dept that focuses on Autism. We have noticed Autistic Children seem to take to learning better and tension spans ease when using the Technology. That is a great thing to see with Autistic children, seeing them smile and taking interest in learning thru Technology.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:52 am
 


Already posted


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:26 am
 


Why can't the girls choose the pads they want? :?


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:28 am
 


ShepherdsDog wrote:
Already posted


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Will Hyack be scolding himself with the almighty wagging finger? :lol:


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