Tablets do not belong in the classroom. What are the teachers thinking these days?
Tonight on the news they talked about how a school had decided to put eReaders in the classroom, and it turned in to a major problem. The elementary students learned how to hack the device and access the internet when they were supposed to be doing school work. I have a feeling that there is more to this problem story than the media let on. This sounds more like they put tablets in the hands of the students than mere eReaders.
I know for a fact that using an eReader to access the internet will not leave the user with a satisfying experience, or at least, not with my ordinary Keyboard Kindle. This is one function that is seriously lacking on the device. Mine might be one of the older models, but my mother’s is also the same way. There are some things you just don’t do with a Kindle. It was designed for reading books – period.
This sounds as if the school board did not do their homework before deciding to spend all this money on these devices for the students. If they had, they could have saved the public a lot of money.
I’m sure other eReaders are the same way when it comes to the internet function.
Now I wonder what they plan to do with all those tablets.
The writing discipline has been working this week. I only have six more chapters to go over in Witch Book. Then I will be able to start thinking of the plot outline for the next fantasy book in the Orgarlan Saga.
I may be able to finish it up tonight or by tomorrow at the latest.
As I go I have been sort of thinking up plot twists for the next book. I have different things to consider as I think about my current characters.
1. What does each of my characters want?
2. Everyone has secrets. What are theirs?
3. What are they afraid of?
Once I can answer each of these questions I can weave a pretty nifty plot using Cause and effect. This one does that so this one has to do this and so on. Just like what happens in life. Hmm… a title thought, not guaranteed to remain the same, but the thought is there. Darmin Karma – nah don’t like that.
When the book ends, Darmin is trying her hand at bewitching Lord Ky’ debaul.
Cause and Effect = Karma
It Sounds catchy to me. What do you think?
- Information Technology and Back to School (storagecraft.com)
- eReaders may help people with dyslexia (eschoolnews.com)