My 8 year-old daughter came to me recently with an urgent request …
“Dad,” she said, “I need an iPad mini.”
While I would usually dismiss this request as the cravings of a child who watches too much TV (see: is exposed to too much advertising), my interest was piqued and I asked her to explain.
She made a case for the myriad educational applications available to her on this magical device.
She argued for the convenience that would allow her to learn at all times of the day, and at different locations.
But it was her closing argument that tipped my decision in her favor.
“Dad,” she coyly stated, “don’t you want me to be a good student?”