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I think in a school setting we the students should have the privilage to use our ipod touches,iphones,laptops etc in class if we need them. our school system doesn't care about us using technology even though we have an awesome tech director that knows to much about iphones,ipads, etc. Why are some school systems like this?

If you get to use your devices at your school how do they limit what you do and what are there rules?

asked Jul 31 '11 at 00:31

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Nowadays more than ever, School Districts have to ban all technology possible due to these new cyber-bullying laws in which the districts could be held accountable for anything done digitally on campus or even in some instances off campus. I remember a Math teacher that would let people listen to their portable CD players while doing their work so long as everyone obeyed the rules. That classroom was always great when that teacher was around but when there was a sub...all hell broke loose and i'll just put it this way, nobody subbed twice for that class. Those subs always made the mistake of trying to teach their own way when the main teacher already gave them instructions. LOL!!!

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:45

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I can understand this but, our school blocks everything but google and gmail and no proxies work. The teachers on the other hand check facebook youtube etc and even txt but i strictly want to use an app from the app store on my itouch to take notes

(Jul 31 '11 at 00:59) brandonj brandonj's gravatar image

Nothing you can do really, except for going to a specialized school. Schools are just getting more and more like prisons as everything good has become banned there and the police are invited to interrogate students before they attend a sports game or prom. Your best hope is to convince a teacher to let you use it.

(Jul 31 '11 at 01:05) zman zman's gravatar image

I do a lot of things better with music. I'd imagine I'd fly through all the school work.

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:35

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Yeah, if i'm not mistaken people did a test and proved that listening to music helps you work better or something like that...

(Jul 31 '11 at 07:18) JB Tech Support JB%20Tech%20Support's gravatar image

hmm not really for my Psychology internal assessment I noticed a 50% drop in people who listened to music when learning and not when recalling. Though if you listened to music when learning AND recalling the result is pretty much the same. But what are the odds I can bring my iPod on an exam =S

(Jul 31 '11 at 08:33) Thor Wiingaard Thor%20Wiingaard's gravatar image

Listening to music makes me way less productive. It just distracts me. That's just me though.

(Jan 24 '12 at 19:36) sfrancis928 sfrancis928's gravatar image

The reasons why various electronic devices are not allowed from schools is because students will spend to much time focusing on their iPod or their News Feed on Facebook instead of their classes.

That being said, various electronics should absolutely be banned from a public school position. iPods and Phones should be banned from school premises... No questions asked. For laptops, I can see them being used in a tech class of sorts or art/video editing electives.

If you are still a student who is K-12, you shouldn't be allowed to use electronic devices unless allowed.

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:42

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well i like to type notes than write them and they block everything at my school except gmail and google they filter the searches though. I don't mind them alowwing us to not use wifi or listen to music i just would rather take notes by ipad or ipod touch.

(Jul 31 '11 at 00:48) brandonj brandonj's gravatar image

and also that would cut down on wooden pencils and paper. I'm a guy that recycles a lot

(Jul 31 '11 at 00:53) brandonj brandonj's gravatar image

Supposedly it has been proven that students remember things better when the right it down as opposed to typing it or listening to it.

Plus, the less you write, the worse your print gets. People need to know how to write. Supposedly some schools are trying to push notebook computers into the classroom and remove paper, and I understand that kids need to get better acquainted with the computer, but kids should really learn how to write. Some children now don't even know how to read cursive because it is only taught one year in elementary school.

(Jul 31 '11 at 00:56) JordanV JordanV's gravatar image

i actually never learned to write cursive i switched schools and when i got there they started teaching it in 2nd grade and i never picked up on it and i know it's a bad thing. but i can read cursive easily

(Jul 31 '11 at 01:04) brandonj brandonj's gravatar image

"Some children now don't even know how to read cursive because it is only taught one year in elementary school."

That's me. I hate not being able to read the teacher's writing... They should just put it up on the digital projector instead! :D

(Jul 31 '11 at 03:10) korin125 korin125's gravatar image

I play Gta on my netbook during classes...so,it depends on the school...

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:51

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My school is pretty loose about using electronics. I took notes almost all semester on either my iPad or my laptop, and my teacher only made me put it away a couple of times (Darn you Monopoly with 5 other people in class).

I personally do work better without distractions a swell, but some people overdo their privilege which causes more distraction, so they either take it away from us or put it away.

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:38

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I graduated last year but I was able to bring my iPad and laptop. They just would not allow iPods or any phone. You could use your iPad in class and a laptop in class as long as you were not listening to music and playing games. They also did not allow you on the WIFI.

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:41

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Tyler Hunt

Nice :) how could i convince my school to do this

(Jul 31 '11 at 00:43) brandonj brandonj's gravatar image

I don't know how you could convince your school my school just did it because they realized how fast technology was growing and that most things were done using technology.

(Jul 31 '11 at 00:48) Tyler Hunt Tyler%20Hunt's gravatar image

my school doesn't understand that and they still use xp on machines with w7 stickers on them out of the factory not even a year ago

(Jul 31 '11 at 01:02) brandonj brandonj's gravatar image

The reason why they are probably using XP is because some of their programs might not work on Windows 7, which is a logical reason to stay with XP.

(Jul 31 '11 at 01:04) JordanV JordanV's gravatar image

Schools Don't Allow tech cuz certain people will be playing on their iPod, iPhones, iPads, And Laptops instead of learning

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:58

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It distracts you from learning, what you go their for...?

answered Jul 31 '11 at 00:59

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I TA in a class lab full of computers doing photoshop work. This is a college and we get first quarter students checking facebook and texting while they should be paying attention to their $1200 class mommy and daddy just payed. So if 18 to 35 year old can't pay attention how do you expect teens to pay attention.

I've seen people attempt at note taking on an ipad. They look rather silly. chicken pickin

answered Jul 31 '11 at 02:53

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My school is quite light and let's us use technology during passing time and lunch breaks. They DO NOT let us listen to music in class, except during work time and some teachers don't even allow that. Last year I used my Samsung Captivate the entire year for note taking and texting, searching the web to see if the teacher's right, etc. They don't really care. Most teachers have a rule... "If I don't see it or hear it, it's okay". So just hide it under the desk. lol.

answered Jul 31 '11 at 03:12

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