Monday, October 12, 2009

The Cons

I saw many students expressing the same concerns about this new approach. Doing this will require a commitment from both the teacher and the students to be respectful of a new kind of classroom environment. Some of the most important lessons may come from developing students' understanding of what correct behavior is here.

“The problems that you would have with this if any would be that some kids may not be responsible enough and respect the equipment to be able to keep the privilege.”

“Students on other sites…” – 10th grade

“To some students, using technology in class would be a distraction.” – 10th grade

“Cause for more training. Batteries and hard drives aren’t as reliable as paper and ink.” – 12th grade

“Cheating on tests. Less interaction with student/teacher.” – 12th grade

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