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Originally posted by dgtempe
I dont see this as a problem. i'm all against the NWO but this is an innovative way to teach and for the students to learn.
I think its a great idea and may keep students from dropping out!!!
Originally posted by Helig
IControl input! Good one. What is popular media doing to children? Is there any real base for this wild claim or just some sort of luddite concept that computers and technology are evil?
The company didn't pay the $63 million cost -- that was borne by the Philadelphia School District -- but shared its personnel and management skills. About 170 teens, nearly all black and mainly low-income, were chosen by lottery to make up the freshman class. The school eventually plans to enroll up to 750 students.
Students -- who are called "learners" -- use smart cards to register attendance, open their digital lockers and track calories they consume. They carry laptops, not books, and the entire campus has wireless Internet access.
The high school will use an "education competency wheel," patterned after a set of desirable traits Microsoft encourages among its employees. Officials, teachers and students are to be trained in dozens of skills, including organizing and planning, negotiating, dealing with ambiguity and managing relationships.
In addition, students at the school must apply to college to get a diploma.
"Two things are quite intriguing -- the willingness of the district and Microsoft to try something different," Lynch said. He cautioned, however, that while trying new methods may be valuable "we have to be careful because you're messing with kids' lives."