What would school be like if all students had their own laptops, and that's all they had to bring every day? Would it make school better or worse?
I personally think it would be a great idea if everyone had their own laptop. It could help with so many issues, some not even specifically relating to school.We already do so much on the computer for school so why not give everyone their own laptop? We write papers, check grades, e-mail teachers. They even gave every student their own D211 e-mail adress! Currently, some textbooks are accessible online. If this was true for all textbooks we wouldn't even need them anymore. We would be able to access almost anything with laptops, so why not get them?
Also, if the school provided every student with their own laptop it would be less of a hassle for the students to go out and buy school supplies. You would never have to think about buying pens, folders or notebooks ever again. Everything can be written and saved in folders on
the computer. Not having to buy new school supplies every year could save families so much money.
Finally, since everything can be typed, saved, and sent through computers there wouldn't be a need for paper. Think about what your folders look like at the end of the year. Overstuffed and almost unusable. We waste so
much paper at school and some people don't even recycle. Using laptops, we wouldn't need a single sheet of paper for the whole year. Think about how many trees that could save.
But there's always a bad side to every good side which includes cost, learning ability and others.
Could schools afford laptops for all students? If not, would you or your parents
be willing to buy one on your own?
Would we learn better on computers? or get distracted with all the websites and games computers have?
Do you think Fremd should, or even would
buy us all laptops?