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While I do feel that the text book in it's paper form is antiquated and should be replaced, the major issue with Lap Top use in school appears to be misuse and theft. A simple solution is to produce a specialized laptop specifically for education. The design could address issues of durability and age appropriateness, while also creating a product that is cost effective and undesirable to thieves. An operating system other than Windows or Mac would address issues of unwanted software and internet access.
Laptops should replace textbooks for many reasons but I'll give you 2: one when bringing textbooks home for HW they hurt your back and cause muscle tension and 2 they are updated but not fast enough. Do you know how much money they spend for new textbooks each year?Yikes! They are fun and can be a distraction sometime but are helpful to kids with disabilites and make school less of a stress problem to kids.
There are a lot of reasons that I think that laptops won't ever completely replace textbooks. We make lots of Music Teaching Resources, and we're planning for a future where laptops have a critical role, but they won't ever be the sole source for information in schools.
why shouldn't we i'm mean a lot of other schools are going all tech.
yes we should it dosnt make any scence why not>
As of being a student i think a laptop would be great but looking from the perspective of an adult a textbook and hand writen work shows responsability and how will you practice your signature for important documents with a laptop and who says kids wont take advantage with the little laptop time my class has we already check our facebooks and go on games a laptop may also cause head aches and eye problems i play games all weekend and have to have that break because it messes with my head and causes pain though a laptop would be "fun" its not what kids need
Textbooks are the worst thing that any one could invent and they SUCK!!!
As a student i believe that laptops are better than textbooks. we can save all of our work online so when we return our laptops to our form room, teachers and us can access our work. textbooks could be given out to work from, and tests are hand written. i dont see whats wrong and schools would save lots of money from buying books each year. all my teachers think its a good idea and i am thinking about talking to our head.
Sorry I hit the post button twice! So I deleted the second post.