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Should tablets replace textbooks in K-12 school?

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Started: 7/17/2018 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), a commodity checkoff program overseen by the US Department of Agriculture, in a 2016 report titled "Paper and Productive Learning: The Second Annual Back-to-School Report," available from the P+PB's How Life Unfolds website, wrote:

"Students, along with teachers and parents, intuitively recognize the value of using paper in learning...

Nearly two-thirds of K-12 teachers (64%) feel students comprehend information better and are more engaged (63%) when they read on paper. Close to two-thirds (64%) of K-12 teachers reveal their students even respond better to lessons that are based on paper textbooks. When students hold books in their hands, teachers see more hands raised, and that translates into more participation and engagement...

Moms and dads are more likely to help their children with homework when they are working with paper textbooks, written assignments or hands-on crafts (71%). Again, this isn't a generational preference. Millennial-aged parents, the most proficient with digital technologies, are more likely than other parents (74% vs. 69%) to prefer to help their child with homework on paper as opposed to a computer."

2016 - Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB)


We live in a modern civilization, one where we spend almost 13 years of our lives writing on paper with pencil. Well, let me ask. With 13 years of writing, youd assume youd be doing more of it as an adult correct? Wrong. When you grow up, you quickly learn that the world is digital. Office jobs requiring you to find data digitally, not by flipping a page. 64% of kids say they learn better on paper, why? They have never been given a chance to embrace the future of education. Take that chance now.
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We all learned through out flipping pages back and forth, but we still learned better; than sitting behind a computer/tablet all day will cause the eye to be eyestrain, dry eyes, headache fatigue difficulty focusing, blurred vision, and shoulder and neck pain. Who would want that for the their child? No one. Technology is good and we learn a lot from it, but it doesn't come to appoint where kids in K-12 grade are using it like their depends on it.


I could easily say the same about paper, it causes wrist pain, finger cramps, and sore hands. Plus, many people today avoid CVS, or the migraines you claim tablets give you, by both frequently, and exceedingly using computers and tablets. Plus eye damage is not even proven, eye strain maybe, but i still get eye strain by staring at a text book to long as well. Who would want 12 years of writing that amounts to nothing for their child? When instead, they can embrace our changing culture and adapt
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