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Zomjc22
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barsic
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Should tablets replace textbooks?

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Started: 3/14/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Zomjc22

Con

Tablets should not replace textbooks. Kids seem to enjoy tablets more, but that is only because they play games on it. It is easy to switch on to games when the teacher thinks you're "reading". Even if the school find a way to stop kids from downloading stuff, there is still a problem. There is so many distractions when reading online. People who want textbooks think this is good. They say it makes it "engaging". But really, it just distracts them. Kids will not read as much on a tablet. Save textbook, save education!
barsic

Pro

Yes, tablets SHOULD replace textbooks because textbooks are unholy in the name of christ and they all should be burned and shipped to India so the Indians have something important to take care of besides stinking up the world and causing global warming.
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Posted by le9endarynine 3 years ago
le9endarynine
Tablets are more expensive, many families would not be able to provide their children with tablets and it would be even worse if it was mandatory given there would be no textbooks for those who couldn't afford tablets, and this would be especially worse with families that had multiple kids. Now if the schools provided tablets that wouldn't work either because they would be prone to vandalism and theft and they aren't cheap to replace like textbooks are (well text books are cheaper I wouldnt really say they're cheap). You couldn't even trust high school students with that kind of responsibility. Now getting into college they already have downloadable textbooks for students on their tablets or laptops and it works pretty well, but actual textbooks should always be accessible and they should continue to print them for public, private schools and universities, community colleges.
Posted by Hadii 3 years ago
Hadii
Dunno why comment was repeated. Oh well.
Posted by Hadii 3 years ago
Hadii
Yeah, they are better since they can be updated with new information, and are lightwieght and easy to carry, however I think it is too expensive to buy every kid a tablet, we should stick to textbooks or very cheap laptops for now.
Posted by Hadii 3 years ago
Hadii
Yeah, they are better since they can be updated with new information, and are lightwieght and easy to carry, however I think it is too expensive to buy every kid a tablet, we should stick to textbooks or very cheap laptops for now.
Posted by AntonioBaez 3 years ago
AntonioBaez
Following the tone of the debate; tablets must replace books and schools too, since they are the Commanded Law!

Although I would like to mention that, I been using PCs to support Special Ed Needs students in regular school context, and they have overcome their regular peers in Math and Reading... I should mention that it is not a binary answer, it is not yes or no... it is Yes and How to... because it is not just putting technology inside the classroom; but to organize the rest of the elements in a particular manner that learning takes place. It could be done with books to; but the way I see it based on the experience, it would be easier, faster and far much more complete with the technology.

Cheers mates!
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