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Should schools use technology (tablets, laptops,etc.)

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Started: 3/5/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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debate339

Pro

This debate is copied off of another user the pro side put up a very weak argument therefor my opinion was never upheld. On those grounds i am re-opening the debate as i would like to defend my opinion.

1st round: Acceptance
2nd round: Evidence
3rd round: Counter-Evidence (rebuttals)
4th round: Closing Statements
5th round: Citations & Sources

Any deviation from these rules will result in automatic forfeit of all points,
(Conduct not included)

Round one: I await the challenge and acceptance
andyh20

Con


I feel that technology has no place in a classroom environment. My reasoning is that students who use technology in class such as, calculators, tablets, and computers tend to become me easily distracted.


My first contention is that with tablets, comes a distraction. According to www.procon.org, 87% of K-12 teachers believe that“today’s digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans” Because students can become easily distracted, they would be missing the whole purpose of


why schools are giving them the tablets in the first place, to help them learn.


My second contention is that students run the risk of damaging or breaking the tablets supplied by the schools. If a tablet breaks, it requires a experienced technician to fix or repair. Not to mention the bill that the parents would receive. Because the school would have to have a tablet be repaired, a student wouldn’t be able to learn anything for the time being, because he broke the tablet.


Debate Round No. 1
debate339

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1st round: Acceptance- my opponent deviated from these guidelines posting two contentions therefor forfeiting all points (the round has become unfair in the opponents favor [debate ends here]
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