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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 07:58 PM
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24. Umm, I just checked on their website, everything is still as overpriced as I remembered. nt
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  -Should schools abandon textbooks and instead have laptops for each student greenbriar  Oct-01-09 07:34 PM   #0 
  - No. In my experience, technology tends to distract from learning, not enhance it.  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 07:35 PM   #1 
  - most of those books are obsolete by  mzteris   Oct-01-09 07:36 PM   #2 
     - Depends on the subject. nt  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 07:38 PM   #5 
        - I said "most"  mzteris   Oct-02-09 12:00 AM   #60 
  - Yes, at least the students would get current information.  muntrv   Oct-01-09 07:37 PM   #3 
  - Until you're in graduate school, the content is almost completely unchanging...  BlooInBloo   Oct-01-09 08:00 PM   #27 
     - History need updating  greenbriar   Oct-01-09 08:02 PM   #31 
        - (shrug) From now to 1999 is aboutt what - .00000001% of history?  BlooInBloo   Oct-01-09 08:03 PM   #33 
        - Couldn't they buy a supplemental book that covers the last few years?  tammywammy   Oct-01-09 09:38 PM   #40 
        - Few history classes concern themselves with the last ten years. nt  Codeine   Oct-01-09 10:16 PM   #46 
  - If grade school and high school text books are priced anything like those at the college level  Telly Savalas   Oct-01-09 07:37 PM   #4 
  - Yes, stop early and severe damage to young spines  HereSince1628   Oct-01-09 07:38 PM   #6 
  - "Sever damage to young spines." Nonsense.  Codeine   Oct-01-09 10:21 PM   #52 
  - my issue with laptops  tabbycat31   Oct-01-09 07:40 PM   #7 
  - In the case you describe  customerserviceguy   Oct-01-09 09:15 PM   #37 
  - we can at school  greenbriar   Oct-01-09 09:35 PM   #38 
  - Your district can filter the content. n/t  madeline_con   Oct-01-09 10:15 PM   #45 
  - I think Apple has this in mind for their upcoming tablet Mac. They have been talking to publishers.  onehandle   Oct-01-09 07:41 PM   #8 
  - Well, they may have to lower their prices then.  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 07:43 PM   #10 
  - How 1996 of you.  onehandle   Oct-01-09 07:55 PM   #21 
     - Umm, I just checked on their website, everything is still as overpriced as I remembered. nt  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 07:58 PM   #24 
        - Well I checked other websites and see that they are not overpriced.  onehandle   Oct-01-09 08:01 PM   #28 
        - Schools do not pay retail for Apple computers.  Codeine   Oct-01-09 10:18 PM   #49 
           - Ah I see.  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 10:22 PM   #53 
  - Apple tried this more than a decade ago,  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-01-09 07:44 PM   #12 
     - Steve Ballmer predicted that the iMac, iPhone, and Apple Stores would fail.  onehandle   Oct-01-09 07:52 PM   #17 
        - No, but my iBook sure failed - more times than I could count  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-01-09 07:53 PM   #18 
        - And yet they have the highest satisfaction and customer service ratings.  onehandle   Oct-01-09 08:00 PM   #26 
           - You will pry my Macbook off my cold dead hands  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-01-09 10:19 PM   #50 
           - They should have done the poll at the Fucktard Bar at South Coast Plaza  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-02-09 03:42 PM   #62 
        - Of course he did, he works for the other guy. nt  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 07:54 PM   #20 
  - Well, computers can give you updated info, but then again the book batteries last longer.  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-01-09 07:42 PM   #9 
  - The book itself lasts longer as well.  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 07:44 PM   #13 
  - Is there a laptop made that a third grader couldn't destroy in thirty seconds?  Fumesucker   Oct-01-09 07:44 PM   #11 
  - This one comes close  Ms. Toad   Oct-01-09 07:58 PM   #25 
     - That looks interesting.. Thanks for posting.. n/t  Fumesucker   Oct-01-09 08:11 PM   #35 
  - Laptops might be too expensive... what about something like a 100Gb flash drive?  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-01-09 07:44 PM   #14 
  - There are a lot of potential problems  fujiyama   Oct-01-09 07:49 PM   #15 
  - If you think textbooks are expensive now, wait until they go digital.  girl gone mad   Oct-01-09 11:55 PM   #59 
     - I believe they are already doing that.  anonymous171   Oct-02-09 12:06 AM   #61 
  - Smart boards and electronic whiteboards are far better teaching tools  Robb   Oct-01-09 07:52 PM   #16 
  - I have a smart board, an air liner and use United Streaming  greenbriar   Oct-01-09 08:01 PM   #29 
     - Our district is heavy into Promethean boards these days  Robb   Oct-01-09 08:05 PM   #34 
  - No.  LostInAnomie   Oct-01-09 07:53 PM   #19 
  - No. Kids need to read. Nothing has yet replaced a book for ease of reading.  JBoy   Oct-01-09 07:56 PM   #22 
  - My daughter votes with a resounding no  exboyfil   Oct-01-09 07:57 PM   #23 
  - (shrug) Whatever. Which information conduit one uses doesn't matter all that much...  BlooInBloo   Oct-01-09 08:02 PM   #30 
  - If they offer me a brand new Apple MacBook Pro, with free upgrades every year for 5 years, then yes.  Swamp Rat   Oct-01-09 08:02 PM   #32 
  - It works  teach1st   Oct-01-09 08:11 PM   #36 
  - A kindle-type reader with a stylus  rucky   Oct-01-09 09:37 PM   #39 
  - No. Reading a book is different than reading a computer. Any more illiteracy and we might as well  omega minimo   Oct-01-09 09:43 PM   #41 
  - I think someting like a Kindle or other book reader  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-01-09 09:45 PM   #42 
  - Agreed. My daughters school bag must weigh 30 lbs......  piratefish08   Oct-02-09 03:46 PM   #63 
  - The first thought that comes to my mind  SheilaT   Oct-01-09 10:12 PM   #43 
  - I don't think it's a good idea  ecstatic   Oct-01-09 10:14 PM   #44 
  - I think if a teacher varied instruction and provided a plethora of resources  greenbriar   Oct-01-09 10:17 PM   #48 
     - If you came up with whatever combination leaves students with a vocabulary  omega minimo   Oct-01-09 10:48 PM   #54 
  - I love it  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-01-09 10:17 PM   #47 
  - Textbooks will never be free, ever.  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 10:20 PM   #51 
  - No. Never. Books are basic. That's it.  omega minimo   Oct-01-09 10:49 PM   #55 
  - All X will be on the new medium, that's what they said about music  MadHound   Oct-01-09 11:18 PM   #56 
  - That technology is not as integrated into education as it should be is a travesty.  Odin2005   Oct-01-09 11:21 PM   #57 
  - Logistics will be very very very very very very expensive.  Statistical   Oct-01-09 11:40 PM   #58 

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