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A Difference: Are Laptops Really Bad For Learning?

A Difference: Are Laptops Really Bad For Learning? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Geoff Cyr, a tech integrator from Belfast, ME, responds to the study titled "The pen is mightier in the keyboard: advantages of longhand over laptop note taking." The study has received a lot of press recently but Cyr argues that it has been misinterpreted.

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LePage looked at ending school laptop program | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

LePage looked at ending school laptop program | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Emails between Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen and Governor LePage reveal the governor's consistent lack of support for MLTI. Furthermore, this weekend the Education Department announced that it will no longer cover the cost of networks in schools, which is creating serious problems with school budgets--especially in towns where budgets have already been set.

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Digital Directions's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:59 AM

Has anybody run into similar roadblocks in government?

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State official: Laptop official's handling of emails violated policy | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

State official: Laptop official's handling of emails violated policy | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Maine’s public access advocate says Jeff Mao’s ‘credibility has suffered’ over failure to back up documents on state networks.
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Tablets invade Maine laptop program | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Tablets invade Maine laptop program | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Sixty percent of students will use iPads this year, a major evolution after the state let schools choose from a list of technology options.
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More and more of our students will be iPad fluent by the time they get to high school. Also interesting--only 33 districts chose the HP option offered by the state.

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Maine picks school laptop contract winner | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine picks school laptop contract winner  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Maine Department of Education says Hewlett Packard has been chosen as its primary laptop computer provider for the next school year.
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Anybody else not even have this one on their list of likely winners?!  Good thing I don't gamble.  

I think the worst thing about this is that we will all now have completely different machines--no more statewide professional development, no more knowing that every teacher in the state has the same device with the same software... and the gap between the haves and the have nots will widen exponentially.  

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Heather Perkinson's comment, April 28, 2013 7:51 PM
Here's the chart which shows the cost comparison for the five finalists only: http://maine.gov/mlti/rfp/index.shtml
Heather Perkinson's comment, April 28, 2013 7:53 PM
More coverage here from BDN: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/27/news/state/state-awards-hewlett-packard-contract-for-school-laptop-program/
Heather Perkinson's comment, April 29, 2013 6:16 AM
On Twitter, search #MLTI to see the reactions of Maine's technorati