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Should tablets replace textbooks in K-12 schools?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/31/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 620 times Debate No: 55805
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MastrDebator

Pro

First round is for acceptance!
Dennybug

Con

I accept this debate!
Debate Round No. 1
MastrDebator

Pro

I thank the con for accepting the debate!
This debate shall go as following:
Round 2 is opening statements and start up arguments. Con shall not attack anything Pro has posted to keep the argument count equal.
Round 3 is where there shall be offensive and defensive arguments on both sides.
Round 4 is where there shall be offensive and defensive arguments on both sides but there shall not be any arguments against what the other debater has posted in round 2 unless they have started the argument in round 3. There shall be conclusions and ending statements
Let us begin!
Tablets should replace textbooks in K-12 schools.
The main advantages to this is financial and educational.
If all textbooks are replaced by tablets this would reduce the price of replenishing supplies drastically. If a tablet is given to every student with all the downloaded texts needed, the districts wouldn't have to pay for damaged books or other reading materials. Once these tablets have been administered it is the child's responsibility to take care of it. Furthermore, it is the parents' or legal guardian's responsibility to pay for the child's tablet and replace and/or repair if needed. Every year the parents of the child will pay a percentage of the tablet's price so that when the student graduates the 12th grade, it will be that student's technology to own. This percentage would be around 1/13 of the price of the tablet since there are 13 years of K-12 schooling.
The educational advantages are much simpler and easier to grasp. The students would now have a vast resource of educational literature at their fingertips. The student can search out resources that may not even have been discovered by the teacher and that student can custom learn through the internet. By the time the student would be searching the internet, the student would have already taken a class that teaches them how to detect 'fishy' sites and how to find legitimate ones. The students would have a piece of education that not only lasts throughout their public school system careers, but this technology can be carried throughout the college level or be applied to look for job applications.
There are many advantages to the tablet replacement and I do not see any disadvantages to it.
I now hand over the 'stand' to con and thank him again for participating in this debate.
Dennybug

Con

Dennybug forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
MastrDebator

Pro

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Dennybug

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
MastrDebator

Pro

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Dennybug

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
9spaceking
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Reasons for voting decision: con forfeited more and did not have an argument