Friday, November 24, 2017
Another voice on banning laptops
This time it is Susan Dynarski (Economics at Michigan). Nothing new in the piece, since the studies she cites (UCLA/Princeton and West Point) are a few years old at this point. She does close by arguing that the same conclusion should apply to middle and high schools and to business meetings.
And here :
Posted by: El roam | Nov 24, 2017 8:10:06 PM
He who wants , can check , digital papers or pens , here some :
Posted by: El roam | Nov 24, 2017 8:08:07 PM
One may also chcek , the new laptop of Microsoft in this regard , having there a touch screen , here :
Posted by: El roam | Nov 24, 2017 7:54:36 PM
Thanks for the post , and that related article , yet , very wrong and lousy attitude with all due respect . One can think of endless methods for sticking to advantages extracted from the use of laptops in classes , while eliminating any apparent disadvantage , and just some few :
First , the idea that students may be distracted by visuals on screens , is really baseless , one can ban crossing to any site or pages other than word processor software for typing simply . How could one reach such idea ?? facebook , twitter ?? what is it ??
Second : It didn't cross even the minds of those authors of the article or surveys had been conducted , that , taking snap shots , produce templates , pictures , and there , you can't activate the " search " function within a document . So , how shall one navigate inside endless documents or words within a document ?? Such incapability , is enough for reducing significantly the capacity and efficiency of one student !! Anyway , to do it in classroom with smart phone , wouldn't distract their mind either ??
Third : it may take some time , yet , finally , one may get used to typing in delay also , and not simultaneously necessarily , summarizing so better the lecture . However , it is better to cover as much as possible , because , one can't online , while writing , understand always , what is more essential , what less .
Finally , if there is an issue of bothering noises , one can type on virtual keyboard on screen ( contact screen with fingers , like in Smartphone ) or converting even voice to transcript . Another method , may be , using tiny mouse , or virtual fingers (Super Fun USB Finger Optical 3D Mouse , see link ahead ) .
Links super fun USB finger :
Posted by: El roam | Nov 24, 2017 6:31:01 PM
First they come for the Milos, then they come for the laptops.
Posted by: Persephone | Nov 24, 2017 6:24:04 PM