Tag Archives: iPads

Social Media Rules Outdated

By Haley Knowlton, ’17

The Auburn School District policies on social media interaction between students and teachers are outdated.

The Auburn School District policies on social media interaction between students and teachers are outdated.

Many teenagers and their teachers use social media, but are the two groups allowed to be friends online? The answer is somewhat murky, as the school policies are technologically outdated and don’t reference specific social networking.

Surfing the Internet > Your Future?

 By Danica Nadeau, ’15

Give me ALL the Internets! Students often have a hard time managing the many distractions technology allows them, which could hard their future.

Give me ALL the Internets! Students often have a hard time managing the many distractions technology allows them, which could harm their future.

Breaking news! Research shows that children are slowly becoming more addicted to technology! Oh wait….that’s not new, but it has been developing at an astonishing rate recently. Children today know more about iPhones and iPads than they do about the alphabet or even colors. Don’t get me wrong, those devices can be used for good purposes, like teaching children how to count, read, and some social skills, but is it really that bad to keep it old school? The correct way a child should learn is by one-on-one contact with someone, and with hands-on activities to stimulate their mental growth.

iPads: iCant Stand Them

By Ashley Bowden, ’14

     I’m not quite sure what the school department was thinking when they decided to get rid of our laptops in favor of getting iPads for the students instead. I thought we wanted to better the education of the students, not give them a better distraction.

iPads: Why Students Have Nothing To Complain About

Touching Education: iPads are here to stay, and will be a great benefit to students.

Touching Education: iPads are here to stay, and will be a great benefit to students.

By Trevor Laliberte, ’16

Last spring, Gov. Paul LePage announced that MLTI had signed a contract with HP to provide computers to the Maine school districts. It was also stated that schools had the option to use other computers, but if they were more expensive than the proposed HP laptops, the state wouldn’t cover the extra cost. Simply put, with the lack of support for the out-of-date MacBooks, Auburn couldn’t afford to keep them and needed to get something new.