A recent "School Me" blog post on Latimes.com asks: "Is the way to students' minds through their laptops?" The author, Bob Sipchen believes the recent NECC conference was "synapse-overloading," but spurred interesting questions and thought processes about both the nature of education, and the direction it is headed. A recent Department of Education study showed that only 21 percent of youngsters found school interesting. Contrast this finding with the hyper-excited NECC conference floor where gadgets of every shape, size and educational aim crowd the floor and excite the senses. Sipchen says that what many predict is that we are seeing...

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