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neiljj
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ObiWan
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why schools should, or shouldnt go paperless and let their students use their devices for school

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ObiWan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/9/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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neiljj

Pro

i believe schools should be able to go paperless and let their students use their device for homework notes etc. through an app or something to avoid using it in a distracting way.
ObiWan

Con

I accept

My school has recently given everyone in my year level and the year below iPads to use on class and overall I think it was a bad move.

I would like to ask my opponent to please outline what sort of device/paperless system he this schools should adopt so as to know what more clearly what I will be arguing against.

I look forward to my opponents opening arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
neiljj

Pro

neiljj forfeited this round.
ObiWan

Con

The use of devices such as Ipads are Laptops in schools is counterproductive. It gives an easily accessible way of slacking off in class without it being noticed, therefore decreasing the amaount of learning that is don in the classroom. It's a lot harder to start playing Jetpack Joyride on a piece of paper.

Also the use of devices promotes an anti-social environment. Students are more likely to be engrosed in whatever is on their screen and less likely to participate in healthy discussions in the classroom.
Debate Round No. 2
neiljj

Pro

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ObiWan

Con

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Reasons for voting decision: Pro radically failed to uphold BoP. Also, forfeits.