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  • It is heavy

    Our textbook that we have are extremely heavy! If we have homework and we can't finish it in school, then we will have to carry that textbook. With all that weight on your back, it could create some long-term effect on your body. Like you start to walk like an old man when you aren't even 20 years old. That could affect later on when you grew up.

  • Yes yes yes

    All i have to say is yes yes yes yes yes and all you people who said no need to think when you come home and your back hurting remeber you carry all them text books around instead of carrying free tablets ok so vote yes people yes yes yes

  • Yes yes yes

    All i have to say is yes yes yes yes yes and all you people who said no need to think when you come home and your back hurting remeber you carry all them text books around instead of carrying free tablets ok so vote yes people yes yes yes

  • Yes yes yes

    All i have to say is yes yes yes yes yes and all you people who said no need to think when you come home and your back hurting remeber you carry all them text books around instead of carrying free tablets ok so vote yes people yes yes yes

  • Wastes of money, unnecessarily heavy, & more easily accessible

    Textbooks cost hundreds of dollars a piece, while a tablet can cost the price of only one textbook; subscriptions for online textbooks in bulk (for public schools) cost only a fraction of the physical copy's cost. Textbooks can weigh from 3 to 10 pounds, while my school provides its students with Surface Pros which weigh only 2 pounds. Additionally, with online access, textbooks can usually all be accessed with only a couple of student accounts on a couple of sites, and can be accessed from accessed any place with Internet access, so students don't need to worry about leaving their textbooks at home or anything of the sort.
    Those who argue that replacing textbooks with tablets will eliminate writing and paper books entirely are assuming that schools will want to force all its students to completely give up paper products. In reality, textbooks would be the only plausible thing to replace, as currently, most students aren't allowed to write in the physical copies anyways. On the other hand, online textbooks usually provide tools to take virtual notes on the pages. In addition, my school, which has switched mostly to online means of access and taking notes, has not entirely given up paper. Students - such as myself - who prefer to read paper copies of books for projects and take notes in notebooks rather than on One Note or Google Docs are allowed to do so.

  • Yes!!!!! Of course!!!!

    I did not say yes because I think school is boring I said yes because tablets are way!!!!!!!!!!!! Easier, some people have trouble with handwriting if you have a tablet you already have selected handwriting that is good, there also very big and heavy which can affect people, doing home work is way more easier with tablets, you will not be forgetting your home work too.

  • I think textbooks should be replaced too

    , but there are more alternatives than just tablets. Electronic integration with "education" has proved to me personally that first hand, textbooks are essentially a single, once-written compilation of "information", if you believe knowledge to be ever changing and evolving then it makes sense to have a source of info that, while not always easily accessed, is capable of transforming with the needs of skills in education. Our textbooks (history, mathematics, science,) its all bullshit curriculum designed flawed and useless by people who must care very little about the countless lives they ruin with bogus policies, regulations, and trails all contributing to various methods of oppressing the population of mindless sheep we call as the Americans such as the school to prison pipeline and to simultaneously raise a workforce of feeble minded cattle.."Smart enough to work the machines, but dumb enough to never ask why"..But i digress

  • Expensive. Waste of space. Damaging to students' bodies.

    Title says it all.
    But I have to type in 50 words for this, but the whole argument is self explanatory? Why have a bunch of hardcopy books lying around when you can have a tablet that holds all of it in one place? The only bad part is if the battery dies during use.

  • Expensive. Waste of space. Damaging to students' bodies.

    Title says it all.
    But I have to type in 50 words for this, but the whole argument is self explanatory? Why have a bunch of hardcopy books lying around when you can have a tablet that holds all of it in one place? The only bad part is if the battery dies during use.

  • There are serious disadvantages to tablets

    1. If ALL texts are on a single tablet, lose one item, lose ALL books
    2. It ALL are on a single tablet, it becomes more difficult to compare between two
    3. This limits textbook purchases to titles that have an online/electronic version. Older, established books are not electronic and yet are still used by teachers.
    4. Licensing policies are inconsistent as are formats
    5. If the charger is lost or the device breaks (or there is a blackout), no reading can be done
    6. This will require investing huge amounts of money initially to get a tablet (after vetting and selecting one type vs. Others) then all texts have to be purchased new (even if the school has a stockpile of printed texts).

    Sure, there are advantages as well, but for financial, technological and practical reasons, we shouldn't be moving to e-only texts.

  • Causing more damage (if used in an improper way)

    It has many benefits, yet if we use tablets as textbooks with a bad way, it will be harmful. First of all, students who are using tablets are more prone to diseases because of sedentary level of activity, they're also more likely to have bad writing and lifetime skills. Their life will be too depending on tablets so they will not be able to live indenpently because their childhood was only spent using tablets for everything.

  • Today my answer is NO. Tomorrow that answer does not change.

    None of today's billionaires used tablets in school. We live a society where we want to find the nearest band-aid to cover the real issues. Tablets are a way to mask the deficiencies students have, rather than address actual problem.

    Tablets can and should be integrated in the classroom, but they should not replace traditional methods. There is something special that happens when you have to write down what you are thinking. There's a type of commitment that is required when you actually have materials in-front of you.

  • The radiation emitted from smartphones and tablets is carcinogenic

    Constant use of tablets (that are even worse than smartphones) increases the risk of being exposed too much to harmful, possibly lethal, radiation. It is now more than ever that people are getting diagnosed with severe diseases like cancer, and one of its biggest causes nowadays is the presence of all of these big screened devices which we have always in our pocket or backpack and use them for everything (from the basic things as sending a message to searching how to cut a watermelon). It has already been integrated in our daily lives and we suffer the concequences for the benefits of using tablets and smartphones. If tabs become mandatory in education, parents will not be able to limit their children's use of electronic devices and more and more people in their eary ages will suffer from poor health and be exposed to the ponential danger of the radiation tablets emit.


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