Spending three hours on a bus may not be an ideal before- and after-school activity, but it is a reality for some children in rural areas. Handheld technology offers a good way to use this ride time, according to a program in rural Arkansas. Students are given laptops or video iPods loaded with educational videos, such as National Geographic Society's Wild Chronicles.
Hopefully the next step will make this an interactive experience for the kids - perhaps a hands-on activity to do once they get home?
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