The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students ?more engaged? in learning, or so many believe.
Interviews with students in the middle-income, rural district of Quakertown, on the outskirts of Philadelphia?s suburbs, suggest that kids? relationship with technology in school is more complicated than the adults may have imagined.