Simcoe School Brd ignores parents “wireless” concerns

Update: Here is what the Toronto Sun’s Moira MacDonald has to say on the topic today. Pretty much my point of view. We don’t know. Technology doesn’t stand still for any of us. Yet, schools make accommodations for a peanut allergy. Why can’t they do the same for kids who are allegedly getting sick from the radiation emitting from their school’s Wi-Fi network? Guaranteed, this topic is not going to go away anytime soon.

Original article starts here: School board officials can be extremely arrogant and dismissive when they want to be on any number of issues and Ontario’s Simcoe County School Board (located north of Toronto in the Barrie area) appears to be no exception. 

Their claim?  That even when it appears radiation from Internet wireless transmitters is making some kids sick, unless every single school in their board goes wireless, they are not taking advantage of the new world of 21st century learning.   

Talk about spin and an exaggerated statement! It is not wireless that brings schools, teachers and children into the world of 21st century learning — it is the Internet. And, being hardwired, while it may be inconvenient to have wires everywhere,  is just as effective to that learning because the key is accessing the Internet, not “how” one accesses it.  

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Simcoe School Brd ignores parents “wireless” concerns

Update: Here is what the Toronto Sun’s Moira MacDonald has to say on the topic today. Pretty much my point of view. We don’t know. Technology doesn’t stand still for any of us. Yet, schools make accommodations for a peanut allergy. Why can’t they do the same for kids who are allegedly getting sick from the radiation emitting from their school’s Wi-Fi network? Guaranteed, this topic is not going to go away anytime soon.

Original article starts here: School board officials can be extremely arrogant and dismissive when they want to be on any number of issues and Ontario’s Simcoe County School Board (located north of Toronto in the Barrie area) appears to be no exception. 

Their claim?  That even when it appears radiation from Internet wireless transmitters is making some kids sick, unless every single school in their board goes wireless, they are not taking advantage of the new world of 21st century learning.   

Talk about spin and an exaggerated statement! It is not wireless that brings schools, teachers and children into the world of 21st century learning — it is the Internet. And, being hardwired, while it may be inconvenient to have wires everywhere,  is just as effective to that learning because the key is accessing the Internet, not “how” one accesses it.  

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