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    Brainstorm #1: Possible Kinds of Electronic Devices
    smart pad
    laptop/netbook
    smart phone
    ipod/MP3 player
    portable gamingdevice
    calculator
    eReader
    cell phone
    personal computer
    PDA
    digital/videocamera
    audio recordingdevice
    pager
    laser pointer
     
    Brainstorm #2: Benefits and Concerns
    Benefits
    • connection to real world
    • prepare students for their future #college/work#
    • teaches students responsible use of electronic devices
    • organization
    • cost
    • up-to-date resources
    • access to resources
    • digital citizenship
    • parent connection
    Concerns
    • security #viruses, student safety, etc##
    • abuse of responsibility
    • cost
    • distraction during instruction/cheating
    • fear of behavior issues
    • availability #economically disadvantaged#