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Romanieboriel
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Devinflynn
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tablets vs textbooks

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Romanieboriel
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/16/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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Romanieboriel

Pro

Is using tablets in school better than using textbooks?
Devinflynn

Con

Textbooks are better than tablets because textbooks are traditional. Why should we learn through tablets if we've been using textbooks all this time now? A tablet is just a distraction for a student and it takes away from the learning process. A tablet can have technical difficulties and break or shut down, and then what do you do? A textbook is always there to read from and I don't see why we can't just continue to update textbooks rather than bringing excessive technology into classrooms.
Debate Round No. 1
Romanieboriel

Pro

Tablets should be used in schools over textbooks because tablets are more savvy and they contribute a more active learning base for students. If students are granted the opportunity to use tablets in class they will not only learn more, they will also learn computer tips that will impact them positively for their future. Textbooks are becoming less used in todays society and as our world becomes more and more technologically advanced, schools should as well.
Devinflynn

Con

Devinflynn forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Ozzyhead 2 years ago
Ozzyhead
Tablets are cheaper. Yes, 5000 tablets is more expensive than 5000 textbooks but, tablets can stay up to date. If we use textbooks they are either out dated or new ones are bought. So, you would be saving money with tablets, as information is updated as needed.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited. Also, the argument "more traditional" doesn't mean squat.
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Reasons for voting decision: FF and arguments are not refuted
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture