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Use of tablet computers on the rise for truant, sick children

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By Rintaro Sawano

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This tech has has positive use cases, but

including concerns over interacting with classmates

this one needs to be handled with care. If kids don't learn how to interact with others, they have little hope in life.

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The student can remotely operate the camera via an app on his tablet, allowing him to magnify the images of his teacher or change the camera angle to get a better view of the blackboard.

Well and good if there is only one student accessing the application, but what will they do when there are two or more? Buy more cameras? I doubt it.

Also the use of the word "truant" in the title here is a truly outdated term. Many of the children who do not go to school in Japan today are not "truants", as the true truant students wouldnt use these tablets nor participate in any lessons in the first place.

Most of the kids who dont go to school because of social interaction disorders, and they need mental health assistance along with getting their education too! But it seems like the schools and BOE's are trying to find a band-aid fix to a more serious problem!

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Most of the kids who dont go to school because of social interaction disorders, and they need mental health assistance along with getting their education too! But it seems like the schools and BOE's are trying to find a band-aid fix to a more serious problem!

Exactly. Although I do support the option for kids to study from home and for more people to work from home. The more we function remotely, the less important it will be to urbanize. This could have a positive effect on not only the environment but also the mental health of people and the revitalization of rural communities.

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The headline of the article gives a completely different idea from the text.

This I think is positive, but only as long as it is taken as a temporary remedy for a problem that requires much more permanent solutions. Well used it can become one of the many steps that can be taken to rehabilitate the students, but there is always the danger of authorities misusing it as if it solved the problem which would make the mess even bigger.

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The headline of the article gives a completely different idea from the text.

I was about to say, it sounds like these kids are being smacked with tablets lol.

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At least they're thinking about solving this problem, so it's a step in the right direction. The alternative would be these children would miss out of great chunks of education

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The headline of the article gives a completely different idea from the text.

Yeah it sure does, it's called "click-bait". By using the word "truant" instead of the truth, that these kids have social interaction disorders, it gets people to think "delinquent" versus someone who needs mental help!

There are no truancy cops in Japan, and just because there is compulsory education, it does not mean that kids have any responsibility to learn anything either. School's just pass these kids along, whether they achieved anything or not, and let society have to deal with it after they "graduate" from JHS without accomplishing anything!

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The student can remotely operate the camera via an app on his tablet, allowing him to magnify the images of his teacher or change the camera angle to get a better view of the blackboard.

If you've got a naughty little boy with a good looking teacher, he might not be focusing on the blackboard.

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Video schooling is good during this pandemic. It's better than nothing.

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