Electronic Devices in Schools

Electronic Devices in Schools

by Laurie Willis

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that all students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and through subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737762921
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2012
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Electronic Devices Can Be Useful Learning Tools Day Rosenberg 8

2 More Schools Are Encouraging the Use of Electronic Devices Ian Quillen 15

3 iPods Can Help Students Learn Kathleen Kennedy Manzo 24

4 iPads Could Hinder Teaching, Professors Say Ben Wieder 29

5 Bring-Your-Own-Laptop Programs Help Education Jeff Weinstock 37

6 Bring-Your-Own-Laptop Programs Are Complicated but Worthwhile Eamonn O'Donovan 46

7 Laptops Should Be Banned from Classrooms Timothy Snyder 54

8 Schools Should Ban Cell Phones Eric Novak 59

9 Cell Phones Can Be Learning Tools Instead of Distractions William M. Ferriter 64

10 Texting Is a Distraction from Learning Patrick Welsh 69

11 Cell Phones in the Classroom May Lead to Secretly Created Videos Vaishali Honawar 74

12 Electronic Communication Between Teachers and Students Raises Difficult Issues Katie Ash 81


What You Should Know About Electronic Devices in Schools 88

What You Should Do About Electronic Devices in Schools 90

Organizations to Contact 93

Bibliography 97

Index 99

Picture Credits 104

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