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?
Answer by JordanV · Jul 31, 2011 at 01:42 AM
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.
Answer by catchatyou · Jul 31, 2011 at 01:38 AM
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.
Answer by Tyler Hunt · Jul 31, 2011 at 01:41 AM
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.
Answer by sillymansam · Jul 31, 2011 at 03:53 AM
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
Answer by worldtechguru · Jul 31, 2011 at 04:12 AM
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.
Answer by Jackster1337 · Jul 31, 2011 at 06:06 AM
The main reason to not allow you to have your mobile and iPods at school is insurance.
Not that the schools has to pay you but the hassle when parents blame the school and they want the school to pay out for the device.
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