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American children will turn into a zombie

October 5 2005
01:00

In U.S. schools continues campaign to replace paper with electronic textbooks. For example, in one school in Arizona all paper publications were put into scrap, but instead they were given laptops with electronic teaching aids.

Conventional textbooks have remained only on the shelf of the teacher. Apparently, in the event of a power outage.
Issuance of pupils Apple iBook does not punch a hole in the budget of the school, as m nogie expected. The annual budget for the purchase of textbooks is approximately $ 500 per pupil, and a laptop computer, which should suffice for a longer period, about 800 people. In addition, outstanding students laptops, the school refused to computer classes and maintenance of their personnel.

In addition to addressing purely financial issues resolved and the issue of individualization of approach to the choice of material for each student. Traditional textbooks are used only as a source of information in addition to free content on the Internet. Now the teacher an opportunity to give each student the individual information sources for information.

Developers should consider this program and love of all students (American is no exception) to the various computer games, and downloading "music and Phil mov from the Internet. But to make it through the schools will fail, because when you connect the notebook to the school network, the server copies the contents of the hard drive, reports Computerra with reference to the BBC.
Russia to such an IT-revolution, so far away. We are still not every school can boast of having a computer class, not to mention personal laptops. In our country the owners of these laptops are mostly businessmen. However, the number of stationary personal computers in the homes of Russians gradually increases, it is now already is it in every third family.

However, the question of such a technical "backwardness" of Russia is not so straightforward. Scientists have long concluded, that all information is in printed form digested by both adults and children, much easier. A long time spent in front of a computer monitor (whatever sverhtehnologichnymi protections had not been provided with screen), anyway, turns unhealthy.

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