Having attended the April 27 Auburn School Committee meeting, I will say that the Sun Journal reporter got the tone of the meeting right. However, I’d like to clarify my point.
I’m very supportive of the careful use of technology in the classroom, but I believe that iPads have no place in the kindergartens. Kindergarten should foster a love of learning and exploration. Technology, including the educational iPad video games the School Committee members are so excited about, does not foster a love of learning; it fosters a love of more technology. It’s addictive.
The use of iPads with the youngest students will worsen the three biggest problems teachers face in their classrooms — short attention spans, low frustration tolerance and underdeveloped social skills.
Clara Bolduc, Auburn