Special: PEDs at School


Electronics at school

Hello everybody, I am so glad to be here. Today I am going to talk about electronics at school. Have you ever herd sounds like “Click, click, tap, tap, ding!” in the classroom? No, because electronic devices in the classroom are banned. But have you ever thought that these handhelds can be used for learning purposes?  I think personal electronic devices should be allowed to use in school, because electronic handhelds are advantageous accessories in the school.

One of the great things of acquiring electronic devices such as iPods, Laptops, and cell phones  is that you have the Internet in the palm of your hands. You don’t have to get on that old school laptop that is snail-slow! Also, if you have the Internet in your hands, students can easily do their work. It’s like the perfect idea so far for schools! Plus, when you have these devices in hand, you can talk to a person across the room, or even other class, without disturbing other classmates. To include the final fact, with these Personal Electronic Devices (A.K.A. PEDs) you can easily grab it and go on the Internet within 1 minute, when those slow laptops usually take 5 minutes. A big change, huh?

Another great thing is that we use these devices to privilege our learning at school, like doing our homework on Google documents, Our class website, twitter, and more. It helps us advance our learning 1 step above other classes. We also listen to music sometimes during silent time, which helps us concentrate by calming us students down. Music also for several kids in my class helps us learn. We can go on WordPress to post a new reading post on what you’re reading.  These accessories are very helpful for our learning, like saving trees when you use “Digital cue cards” or something like that, because using that energy actually is more environmentally friendly then using paper. You see, electronics at school are a very handy tool to have!

These machines also let us organize our thoughts, ideas, and might even not need all those un-portable school supplies, and just use our electronic handhelds! Then we won’t need those bulky, heavy backpacks and just bring a small, portable device! These devices help us organize ourself, instead of having all our stuff messy. We could even save the trees from cutting down a WHOLE tree for paper if we use PEDs instead. Maybe even digitize our tests to be Eco-friendly.

Some questions our class gets asked often are some like what if some students don’t have any device, or do they sometimes use their device to play games? Well, a fair amount of kids in my class have no handheld, including me, so we use our class laptops, even though their slower, they still happen to work well. If some students use their device to escape then expand from class, their are some consequences. Some people have used their device to play games, but they learned from that mistake and use their handhelds even wiser now. See, everyone makes mistakes, but people learn from it. I have to admit too, that I’m not a perfect person, even if you think of it.

Now what do you think about electronics in the classroom? Have you changed your mind about it being unacceptable? Or were you on my side all along? It’s a outstanding gadget to have in our class, and if we pass it on to the next generation, the next generation will be more that happy about adding these appliances to their school! Thanks for listening everyone, and I hope you have put two thoughts about this argument whether or not to have these PEDs in the classroom.

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