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Should tablets replace textbooks in K-12 schools?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/16/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kittyy

Pro

Tablets help students learn more material faster. Technology-based instruction can reduce the time students take to reach a learning objective by 30-80%, according to the US Department of Education and studies by the National Training and Simulation Association.
Shrek_sDrecKid

Con

I accept your challenge to this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
kittyy

Pro

kittyy forfeited this round.
Shrek_sDrecKid

Con

I forfeit the round.
Debate Round No. 2
kittyy

Pro

kittyy forfeited this round.
Shrek_sDrecKid

Con

I end off the debate by warning voters to not accept opponent's debates in the future as he is a troll!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Shrek_sDrecKid 1 year ago
Shrek_sDrecKid
Wow, this is another troll debate...
Posted by Shrek_sDrecKid 1 year ago
Shrek_sDrecKid
This is all thanks to the leaks made by Edward Snowden...or maybe not!
Posted by Kinryu 1 year ago
Kinryu
The same restrictions are in my school. However, students still find ways to get around them.
Posted by Valkrin 1 year ago
Valkrin
With the proper tablet restrictions (which exist), tablets provide better education/learning than textbooks. (i.e. blocking certain apps, restricting websites, etc.)
Posted by Kinryu 1 year ago
Kinryu
I would accept the debate, but I'm too busy. However, we have IPads in our in school (instead of textbooks), and I assure you, they do not help. Almost everyone uses the IPads to play games, IMessage, etc. When a teacher says to turn to the book, at least half will have a game open as well. iPads are also easier break than textbooks, and iBooks/ ebooks are more expensive than normal textbooks.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
Blade-of-Truth
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con, Pro forfeited multiple rounds which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar where applied. Arguments - Tie. Con never rebutted the opening argument presented by Pro. If Pro hadn't presented that, then this would automatically go to Con, but since Con failed to rebut that opening argument, I believe this balances out and results in a tie. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.
Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture