A Sydney school has dumped iPads and gone back to using old-fashioned textbooks in a bid to improve comprehension and reduce distractions.
Reddam House Private School will phase out iPads and introduce a bring-your-own device policy with a preference for laptops.
Surprisingly, the school says that feedback from students has been that they prefer pages to screens.
The change is despite claims from experts that removing technology from the classroom is not a good idea.
“I think we need to prepare kids for the workforce, which will include tablet devices” says Sunrise Psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg.
“We’ve got to make sure they have the skills to use the devices in the workforce”
Many people argue it is certainly not setting kids up for the way of the future. Some argue as with anything a good balance is the key!
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