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I was finally able to check out a laptop cart today, the first day of the eighth week of school.  We have no computer labs in my school, but we do have three laptop carts.  It's a lot of work setting them up since I have to move all the tables around so I can plug in power strips and hook up AC adapters.  The batteries won't last all day.  It's worth it, though, because there are many good virtual labs online that I can't do otherwise.  Inspiration is so much better for making concept maps than pencil and paper.  

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In the past, students come into the classroom, see the computers, and ask with excitement, "Are we getting on computers today?"

I didn't hear that this year, however.  The first question out of their mouths was "Are we taking a test?".  

Everything that's wrong with education "reform" in a nutshell, out of the mouths of babes.  Computers are not for learning or creating anymore, in their minds. They're just for taking another test.

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