Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools.
Laptops in class are distracting – even for the most motivated students.
Researchers found students' test scores in science, writing, math and English language arts improved significantly when they were provided with laptops. The benefits were not limited to test scores.
Recent research which examined a group of Australian schools found laptops did make a positive difference to learning.
How can we prepare children for a tech world while fighting the distractions it inevitably brings?