Kiddies with iPads

One of my classmates posted this YouTube video of a 2.5 year old playing with her new “toy”. It’s pretty fascinating to watch a child who can barely speak playing with an iPad. I’m not going to get into a debate on the advantages/disadvantages of giving kids techie toys (or the issues of education and privilege that arise), but what ever happened to giving a kid some crayons and a sheet of paper?

On a side note, my bchan made fun of me this weekend when we saw a kid (a teen this time, not a toddler) showing off his new iPad and I thought it was a black picture frame :p

the t[eee]ny

My students are absolutely fascinated by my eee pc (and it’s not even the really tiny model). They all kind of stare in wonder and ask, “Is that really a laptop?” as if something so small could not possibly be more than just cuteness without a purpose 🙂 . I do love this little thing, it’s saving me so much trouble… I can pop it into any tote and I’m off. The cute factor is just one of the many perks.