This is a subject that is beginning to take over school districts in my area. I work at a middle school. I work with specifically students that English is a second language as well as special education students. We use these devices for lessons they need to complete and practice on. I see the huge benefits from it and the kids are learning skills aside from their lessons like how to work technology. Some days though these devices become a distraction and things tend to get out of hand. They become a distraction. I also see panic set in on the days we do not use the ipods or ipads. The kids seem to have become dependent on them as well as some of the teachers. That again is the part of technology that scares me. We are becoming a techno-dependent society and god forbid the power goes out then who do we have that can help us....?