When someone from PTO Today’s Back2School.com contacted me to provide feedback on kid’s computers and cell phones, I did not realize how interesting the research would end up being. I found out that most 6th graders in my son’s Silicon Valley school district have cell phones, use the Internet and software applications like Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint for homework. Even some 3rd graders are using Word or Excel for their homework. And the Apple Store offers educational discounts that include homeschoolers and PTO board members.
Here are the links to the PTO Today website Back2School 2007:
Here are the corresponding Techmamas posts:
"What Tech Gadgets do K-8 grader students need?"
Any thoughts on cell phone and computer use in your school district?