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tablets vs. textbooks

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Started: 2/3/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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anonymous839

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Textbooks were always used as a primary source for education but with technology advancing tablets have new educational apps and programs that teachers can use to further teach students their subjects. Textbooks are prone to water damage, ripped or replaced pages, and writing in the textbooks, opposed to tablets.
Mutineer

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I would like to confine this debate to educational use only.

A school has a limited budget.

Buying 20 tablets could essentially get you 200 textbooks if you are thinking of the kind of tablets and textbooks I am.

Additionally, the loss of a textbook, the dropping of one in liquid (namely water), the general wear and tear of one are far less a cost-worthy loss than the same with an electronic tablet.

It would be stupid for schools to buy tablets for children, if their parents approve of the responsibility of the child learning with one perhaps introduce a school policy to allow a student to learn via reading on it to lighten the weight load in their school bag. However the funding should purely be by parents and the student must prove themselves responsible enough to not randomly play games or view porn in the middle of class since this would render the school policy ineffective.
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