Cathy M. Rubin, author of The Global Search for Education Series on the Huffington Post interviewed Carl Hooker last weekend about the ongoing “Device Debate.”

“Which digital device is the better learning tool for students – a Chromebook or an iPad?

If you’re not aware of the hottest current digital device debate, you’re probably not a parent or an educator. Once upon a time, that debate might have been about VHS vs. Beta, or Mac vs. PC. However, in prime time ed tech school district circles, folks are fiercely focused on Chromebooks vs. iPads (both now below $400). The big question? Which is the smarter purchase for their students? On the flip side of the classroom debate, Mom and Dad might not like the fact that portable digital tools are becoming more and more invasive. However, how’s a parent to ignore these must-have lightweight mobile monsters, which are antiquating the family desktop and nurturing independence? Not to mention all your kids’ friends seem to have one. So which digital device is best?”

In this post, Carl offers up five tips for teachers and five recommendations for parents about how to determine the best possible outcomes for their children.

>> Read the full article on the Huffington Post.

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