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Should schools replace textbooks with tablets

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Started: 4/28/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jackster424

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Schools are losing attention of kids and schools can get them back with tablets and laptops
MolecularBird

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I do not agree with this statement.
Debate Round No. 1
jackster424

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MolecularBird

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There are numerous reasons why schools should not replace textbooks with tablets. First of is where are they going to get the money? With all the budget cuts, they can barely keep teachers, where are they going to get money for laptops? Second of is that no matter how hard schools try, laptops are going to be broken. This adds on additional waste to our environment, at least textbooks can be recycled if they are work out. Also kids will be distracted when they can use laptops. When my class at school get a laptop, most of the kids in my class don't actually work, we sit there playing games like 2048 for the entire period instead of ding what we are supposed to. This does not help.
Debate Round No. 2
jackster424

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MolecularBird

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Debate Round No. 3
jackster424

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MolecularBird

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With computers it is to easy for a kid to get distracted. He can easily open a new tab and start looking at things he/she are not supposed to, with a text book a student can't do this.
Debate Round No. 4
jackster424

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Omaribrahim 2 years ago
Omaribrahim
Lets assume that a school can supply ALL it's students with tablets with their books on it and so...
that will not only screw your financial stability of your school, but it will also hurt the environment badly because hello e-waste! Imagine a school of a 1000 students with broken tablets/chargers etc..
Posted by shneeba 2 years ago
shneeba
U expect schools to be able to supply kids with tablets??!!! Idiots
Posted by samanthafalk 2 years ago
samanthafalk
I agree with this debate. It is more beneficial by learning visually by medical studies. There would be less paper so very rare to get a missing assignment. And there would be more involvement by students is technology is involved.
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