I agree with all of tis, but there is a major flaw with E-Ink Pearl, which is what Kindles use: if not used, even for as little time as 24 hourse, the screen will permanently freeze. I'm not sure why this happens, but it does, and that makes it unfeasible to use in classrooms.
my school cant even afford textbooks for everyone so we share with all the grades.. Our computers are about 8 years old :[ And if anyone gets caught with electronic other than phones [Which have to be off] we get suspended. sorry about the double post
My school has a cart of Dells with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a library full of Gateway desktops with Pentium 4's, and a cart of Macbooks with single core 1.2GHz Pentiums and 768MB of DDR SDRAM @266MHz. Too bad my school is also $600,000+ in debt.
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in my elementary school we only had some old computer that was slower than the Windows XP.
This thread is getting terribly off topic, but as long as we're talking about school with crappy computers, my high school just replaced these OLD forgotthebrand PC's that were originally running Windows 95.
We're talking 665MHz cpu, and maybe 355MB (Yeah, it was some really random amount) of RAM. Only good for web browsing, and it struggled there.
Our school allows us to bring in those dumb kindles, and people always start to cry when they get stolen and the teachers just quote on quote tell them suck it up. I laugh at them. [PS- I'm in middle school... (*Waits for teenage discrimination*.)
Wow, my school has Windows XP computers that are absolute crap, we have to use online textbooks that are down half the time, but apparently they have their priorities set straight because they bought 3 60-inch HD TV's just so they can show announcements on it instead of using the PA system.
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Wow, I got lucky with my school. Even though our desktop computers are pretty old, they have good processors (3 ghz dual core, with 1 gb of ram). We also got a class set of ipads, probably just for each science class, but I think it was just a waste of money.
Why use Ipads(expensive touchscreens at school) when in the third world, they have to pay to go school or they just don't go to school and even they could, they are usually far away from a school or don't have the right to go to school. Even there, most children drop out of school(even at the primary education level) due to lack of welfare or they run out of money to work to support their families or eventually are denied the right to even in Primary Education because of a invasion. Touchscreens are almost useless for school except for reading. Doing work on it would be really hard by the way.
Here's a video on what goes on in the third world:
I once laughed at when the boy was crying(I didn't mean to, I was immature back then, because I missed my former girlfriend)
Our school is purchasing iPads because apparently they were frugal the past few years and have money to spend. Little do they know is that they offer no advantage over computers or the smartphones in our pockets with the exact same capabilities.
In my school, everyone from grades 5-12 have Fujitsu tablets given to them (specifically, the T731 model, but I'm not sure about the younger grades). They're pretty useful, at least more useful than regular laptops since you can still write on them (thus your handwriting doesn't completely deteriorate, rendering handwritten work such as tests unintelligible)*. Obviously, not everyone is going to be on task, and there are people who will be gaming or going on Facebook when they aren't supposed to, but it doesn't really make a difference. If you weren't paying attention in class anyway, you'll probably get the same results with an electronic device in front of you.
I can't imagine why you would use iPads though. I guess it's easier to predict whether someone is on task or not due to their hand movements?
*We don't actually write everything, if that's what you're thinking. Only when drawing diagrams or doing math.
iPads in schools is a stupid idea, anyone who has used a tablet knows how inefficient it is to do work. Typing on a stupid touch screen is ample slower than using a proper keyboard, writing actual work will take WAY too long. Not to mention they are basically just expensive childs play things and hardly serve any real world applications. I've used tablets before, its fun to use the first 2 hours as a toy, but then it just becomes boring to use, and has no other use other than games due to the lack of proper peripherals and input.
Yeah, but there is still no point in helping them, they don't contribute anything to the the world.
Nothing? I beg to differ. Ever heard of the Library of Alexandria? The Pyramids? The major societal contributions Africa has made to the ancient and modern worlds such as organized government, astronomy, the right angle, organized religion, and agriculture?
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