In an ideal world, each student would have ubiquitous access to technology, regardless of their socioeconomic status, background or circumstance. Unfortunately this is not the case, as far too many of our nation’s youth are not afforded this privilege. However, schools are the one place that we expect our children to be able to learn and experiment with technology, allowing them to keep up with the rest of the world.
The Master's Academy in Florida is taking this a step further, by becoming one of the first in the state to place an iPad in the hands of each and every high school student in the upcoming school year. In order to prepare for this, the teachers were all provided with iPads last fall in order to familiarize themselves with the device and expand on their curriculum for next year. While this sounds perfect in theory, the reality is this kind of opportunity only magnifies the potential liability that the school district may incur.