Teachers and school admins love how easy it is to use Google and Google Classroom to achieve outstanding educational outcomes, especially when used on Chromebooks. But any device, when connected to the internet, can tempt students to wander off task into areas that are inappropriate for learning.
The world is still reeling from the terror attacks at Christchurch last week. Needless to say, the horror is felt even more keenly by those of us who live here in New Zealand - and perhaps most of all by those of us who live here with our children.
A new survey has confirmed what many educators already suspect: that boys and girls are consuming online porn at ever-younger ages, and accepting its often brutal “messaging” at face value - with disastrous outcomes for their physical and emotional wellbeing.
Devices are turning class-time into fun-time at New Zealand’s largest secondary school - and the resulting drop in academic performance is worrying teachers and parents alike.