Special: Should Techonology be used in Class?

Should Technology be used in Class?

Click, click, tap, tap, ding! Have you ever wondered would it would be like if we had electronics at school? I think personal electronic devices should be allowed to use in school, because they are like a tool like no other.

Now if some students don’t have a PED? Well, we have school computers so they don’t feel left out. iPods, cell phones, Macs, they all are a tool in our class. We use it to advance our learning in school from paper and pen to electronics. We uses these tools to expand, not escape. It also gets students engaged in learning so they can find it fun to be in school. Also, you can have access to the Internet anytime when you have your iPod or cell phone at school. You can also communicate through some websites, like Twitter, so you can talk to that other guy across the room and don’t disturb others, or talk to another school you are collaborating with.

Our class does play games sometimes during learning on their PED, or some students misuse the electronics at school, but everyone learns from it. Nobody is perfect, after all. Would you rather bring your electronic device to school then use a school computer everyday? Most likely. Why? Because some students may be more comfortable with their device then a school’s device. These devices are fairly expensive so it would be bad if we lost it, but the students are responsible in our class and we have never lost a device this whole year.

You still think us kids are not responsible for PEDs? Take another thought before you are sure about it. Would it distract us during a presentation or something like that? Nope. Of course not. Why? Because you would see us tapping away on our iPods while the teacher is talking, but that’s because we are communicating with each other and asking questions about the presentation. We are creative about our learning. What if we post something bad about another person? We don’t. We have rules in our class about the PEDs. Some of the most important rules are: Don’t brag about your device, Use your device only when our teacher is in our classroom, and use it for learning purposes only. We have restrictions on what we can do on our device.

Now what do you think about electronics in the classroom? Have you changed your mind about it being unacceptable? Because it’s a outstanding gadget to have in our class!


Thinking Book: May 10

Young Artists for Haiti

Author: K’naan

URL: Young Artists for Haiti

I chose this video to be for my thinking book because it reflects about Haiti. I also am going to choreograph this song for the talent show coming up at the end of the year. I personally chose this song because I care about Haiti and this song is one of my favourite songs.

5. People who look up to you

This must be an awesome thing. I mean, isn’t it so cool? Like if people ask you for help on something. You feel like a leader, showing the way for others! It’s amazing what you can do. You can probably do things you can’t even imagine! Like, well… I can do a front handspring, while most people can’t! (Well, I did take competitive gymnastics, but…) You feel proud when people ask you for help! You feel like a hero! It’s great to have a positive, happy, proud type of feeling!


4. Learning Something that took Forever to Learn

Yep. Everybody loves it. I take figure skating, and when I was learning the waltz jump, trust me… it took like 1 week.. You may think that’s not long, but for a figure skater that is long, it’s like forever! You will be so proud for 1 day… But then you forget about it. No, just joking around. That memory will stay in your life scrapbook. (Ever heard of it being in your head?)  You will remember it forever. It’s like finishing your dream that got delayed for some reason.  Maybe you think this was a little thing that didn’t matter much, but everything you do will change your future. EVERYTHING. Good and bad things. So sometimes you will have to be careful of what you do. I think learning something that took forever to learn is just wickedly…


3. The Most Important People in Life

Steven Harper! No, no, no, I’m kidding about that. The most important people in life are the ones you love. I should change “people” into people and animals. You can love pets too, right? I love my brother, dad, mom, grandparents, relatives, neighbors, Friends, the list goes on… The people you love are the most important people and animals in life, and the most important people and animals in life are called family. The love you because you’re you. They don’t want you to change. Even when you’re wrong, they stay with you. They are there to help your life path improve. They help you with your problems. They’re your friend! Always think of them as family, because you know that your friend is…


2. Family

Family. Nothing better than family. Pets, siblings, parents, relitaves, and even friends. Yep, family rocks. Okay, I agree that your brother or sister can get annoying sometimes, but they are there whether you like it or not. (Sometimes I don’t like it) We have to live with it. And sometimes they won’t buy you the iPhone you wanted, but their your friend. A friend that lives with you, and changes your life. (In a positive way) DOGS! They’re my life friend that’s an Animal. Anyways, I thought this was…


1. Friends

Friends. They support you. They’re there for you no matter what. The love you. I have a friend that would do anything for me. In fact I have 2. Friends are not for taking advantage of them. Friends don’t have to be people, they can be pets. I have a good friend named Mopsie, and he’s a dog. Well his owner left my neighbourhood and I terribly miss him. Luckily, I have the owner’s phone number. You may think I’m crazy, but that’s what friends are for. My friends never left me, and I’ll never leave them.  Well this post was just…