She added: "It will affect the pupils' education as they use the laptops for learning
. They are used a lot for special needs learning too.
The purpose of this study is to describe how students use hand-held technology devices such as: iPads, netbooks, smart phones, and laptops for learning
and the effect it has on student engagement and achievement in a sixth grade science classroom.
Symptoms of possible physical problems caused by improper use of backpacks include pain or aching in one's neck and shoulders, headache, upper and lower back pain, numbness and/or tingling in hands, arms, and wrists and scoliosis." For this reason, some private and government schools have started using iPads or laptops for learning
The year after Boston Public Schools learned more than two-thirds of its teachers did not consider themselves tech-savvy enough, the district launched Laptops for Learning (L4L), a four-year strategic initiative that would provide every full-time classroom teacher with a state-of-the-art, dual-platform MacBook and a suite of educational software.
The Laptops for Learning project's implementation began with a phase called Project Refresh.
In his 2005 report on the early years of Maine's 1-to-1 program, "Laptops for Learning
: The Maine Learning Technology Initiative," Mike Muir, then a member of MLTI's curriculum and professional development team and now the director of the Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning, wrote that King immediately called for a large portion of this surprise windfall to be put into an endowment for "the procurement of portable, wireless computer devices for students." A task force was formed, legislation passed, and the program had its seed money.