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Elementary (K-6) Students Too Young To Check Out EReaders?

Elementary (K-6) Students Too Young To Check Out EReaders?

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Do you think elementary (k-6) students are too young to check out ereaders/iPads? Should they be allowed to check out ereaders but not iPads, due to the much higher price of the iPads? I'm asking because I have five iPads in my elementary library, and I've started to check them out to kids in the upper elementary grades, grades 4-6.

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Hubert V. Yee
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Hi John,

Depending on the funder of the iPads there may be guidelines. Also are there maintenance and replacement insurance? Those are two things that need to be considered. I tend to empower children and youth to take ownership and responsibility for things. I would lend it out if they know what the guidelines are for 4-6. For the younger children, I would focus on them using iPad curriculum on site.

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