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Forgot to link to this article (registration required) that details the huge succes Maine is having with a new program. They are giving iBook laptops to every 7th grade student.

Attendance is up. Detentions are down. Just six months after Maine began a controversial program to provide laptop computers to every seventh grader in the state, educators are impressed by how quickly students and teachers have adapted to laptop technology

I so wish I could have had that when I was in school but laptops didnt even exist!! For one thing they are making movies, filming with digital cameras and doing the editing in iMovie! p’tits maudits! ;)

CFD is the one who reminded me of that program. He’s there for a few days and we can follow his visit.