Article on MSNBC today about Maine laptop program. A basic description of the program from the article:
The article delves somewhat into what many of us have stated for years about measuring success via standardized testing:
But whether its program can measure up to the federal governmentâ€™s key yardstick â€” improvement in standardized test scores â€” is another question.
â€œWhat you can do on laptops isnâ€™t measured on current standardized tests,â€ said Mark Warschauer, an education professor at the University of California in Irvine and author of â€œLaptops and Literacy: Learning in the Wireless Classroom.â€
I’m in a rush this morning so I don’t have time to comment further, but check the article out for yourself.
Learning is messy!