Do you think this is a good method for students?

ipad - study by ipad
@youless (87160)
Guangzhou, China
September 18, 2012 10:58pm CST
Today children's bag is so heavy because there are many books inside. In order to get rid of this burden, a school has a new method. That's the students study by the iPad. Do you think this is a good idea? Although iPad is so useful and you can learn a lot from it. But I still prefer to the traditional study way. Besides, who can ensure that the students use the iPad to study in the classroom rather than playing a game?
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
19 Sep 12
The school that my son goes to lets them use smartphones in class, but they use those in ADDITION to the books, not inSTEAD of them. I personally take issue with all of the books that my son has had to carry so far throughout his school years. His backpack can get really HEAVY. He is a teen-ager, his bones are still growing, teen-agers do NOT need to be weighed down so heavily with books! Yes, the school provides lockers, but with classes being so spread apart MANY of the kids choose to carry the books on their backs in their backpacks so as not to be late for class. Late for class...half hour detention. Yes, I think study tools are a good idea, anything to help the kids. As far as kids playing games, well, kids will be kids. Some will study, some will break the rules from time to time and play games, but just as long as the kids' grades reflect that the kid is studying then things should be okay.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
Her the students are not allowed to bring cellphones to school.
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
19 Sep 12
No cell phones in school?? I have not looked at your profile yet, where are you from? My son has been carrying a cell phone to school for the past 7 years. Oh well, to each his own. One must obey the rules I suppose.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
I am from China.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 12
Youless, for me i always prefer the traditional way of studies for my child. Since he is still very young and don't really know the importance of study. My son likes to play games on the computer, so if he is asked to use iPad for study, i am really not sure how long he is able to study using it. Most probably, he would be spending more time into playing games in iPad. He ever played games in iPad and he really likes it a lot. So, i still think iPad is only good for older students to use. But for younger students, it is not choice but to have a good time-table set, so they can minimise their school bag.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 12
Great minds think alike
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 12
Yes, we should always think the best for the future of our children. Have a nice day...
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Sep 12
I think the teacher or the school can make sure that the students cannot access games on the iPad since the school also controls the wi-fi. Also it depends on the student. For instance, if the student is near sighted and a reader, they can do better with books.
@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 12
You may not imagine today how smart the students will be
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@andreas91 (140)
• Indonesia
19 Sep 12
Well it is certainly a creative way to learn in school. I personally agree with this, most of it because I think that it is much easier to carry one iPad rather than many books at once. Else, it also helps with global warming issues as it reduces the use of paper in books. It has several drawbacks though, including the price of iPad which is not cheap, and as you say, the possibility of the student use it for playing rather than studying. For the first drawback, it is certainly a problem in developing countries, but it certainly is a good idea in developed countries. Meanwhile for the second drawback, I think that it is not much of an issue, as it mainly depends on the personality of the students themselves. If the student is uninterested in studying, even they can play or being inattentive even with the use of conventional books. :)
@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
But reading the books is still different from reading from iPad.
• Indonesia
19 Sep 12
I do agree, but it just takes some time to do it. Reading it is not so much different from reading ebooks on the computer in my opinion, and lately I have been doing that a lot more than reading actual books. :) I guess ebook will become even more popular in the future
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@flapiz (4160)
• Australia
19 Sep 12
You are right. I have an ipad. It was supposed to help me with my review but instead it has become my play buddy. Plus ipad is not that cheap in my country so if the school would impose such a thing it would be hard on the pocket, unless they would provide ipad.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
I also think people use iPad to play games more than study
@flapiz (4160)
• Australia
19 Sep 12
That is so true. I am the living proof of that. If you look at my ipad it's like a gaming arcade in a box.
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• China
21 Sep 12
I don't know how much the iPad costs,but I can bet not every family is able to afford it.In addition,too much exposing children to iPad and the like doesn't do their health any good.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Sep 12
You are right. It is still expensive for every family to buy it. And it is also not good for the eyesight.
• Philippines
20 Sep 12
Hi there youless, Like you, I would still prefer the old traditional way with regards to the books. We may have a very high technology now but I don't think it's the proper way for students to learn....Well, if they can invent something that would limit students from games while at school and only focus on the ibooks...then, I would think about that the idea,, But right now that they still don't have it, then I don't want it to be implemented. And there are parents out there who can't really afford to have that...so it would definitely be a burden for some parents. Have a nice day!
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Sep 12
At least for little children I still prefer to use the traditional education way.
@avrpets (55)
• India
20 Sep 12
i think it is the worst decision that to be made ,, as that is the adolescent age ppl start thin misusing it ,, bad idea sirji
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 12
I also think it is easy to misuse it.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
I agree with you. The conventional way, I beleive, is still the most effective way to learn. They say, we need to learn the hard way. But I really pity seeing students having this tons and tons of books they carry everyday. I may suggest that if those loads of book can be lessened,can be detach to the main book that only the current lesson is being brought at home for studying and for how work. If that Ipad thing is a requirement, I would comply, as a parent, make it sure that it is only for classform purposes. Uninstall all games and other non-school applications. Thanks
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 12
In fact I hope the books can be stored in the school and the students shall finish the homework there. Then they will have their own spare time when they go off school.
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Personally, as a mom, NO. I would rather have my son carry all those books and notebooks as that is still the most convenient way to teach the children of the school lessons. Buying an Ipad or any tablet is really expensive and besides, those gadgets are prone to theft! We should implement having lockers in school so students can just keep their books in their and no need for them to carry it all the way to and from the school.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 12
Yes, it may be easier to get lost.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
As many says, technology has an advantage, really a great advantage most especially in giving or providing information and knowledge.And being handy,it helps a lot for the students to carry compared to lots of heavy books knowing that their body are weak. I think it could help a lot but with parents or guardians' guidance for them to monitor their gaming habits.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
There is an advantage if they can take good advantage of the technology.
• India
19 Sep 12
Hi friend, i agree with you, i too support the traditional method, most of the kids using the ipad to play games, they are not interested in studying using it, as well as it is a device which gives more diversion, better to use the traditional method for studies and students can take notes from ipad and computers
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
It is natural that children like playing more than studying.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 12
It has its pros and cons as you have stated, but if students are playing a game instead of studying then it will affect them, they will get bad results, compared to the ones who actually use the ipad for proper studying! At student age they should be old enough and responsible enough to know that there's a right time for playing games and thats not when you are in class or studying and if they fail its down to them!
@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
Even if I am an adult, I still have to say that it is easy for me to be addicted to the games It may be harder for students to control themselves.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 12
I think a day will come that schools will go paperless and rely on computers for learning and exams. Students are no longer burdened carrying heavy loads to school. Textbooks will be a thing of the past.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
But I think it is better for little children to read the normal books and write with pencils much more. They need to practise more in this age.
@ARIES1973 (9436)
• Legaspi, Philippines
19 Sep 12
Hi youless! Personally, I would prefer the old way. While it is true that books maybe that heavy, but on our part, it is not practical to buy this gadget as this is very expensive.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
At least not every family can afford it.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
19 Sep 12
youless That is a very good point..it would be very tempting to play and not study..Years ago people would just 'doodle' in their noteboks...playing a game would be more distracting.. I have always felt sorry for kids having to carry heavy books plus I don't thnk it is good for their backs. I like the new suitcases on wheels many kids have but I bet in time i-Pads will replace books...That's technology...
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
Let's see how it goes in the future
• United States
19 Sep 12
i use my ipad school alot and it is actually very helpful. Instead of carrying alot of books, i buy some of the online version instead. I also have an online class so can pretty much do my work whereever i want. It does become a distraction sometimes while i am in class though. But i do think it is the most useful and convenient thing when you are in college. But i am sure that if i had the ipad when i was in high school or middle school, it would have probably costed me my education.
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
Of course I think the students shall prefer to use iPad
@nzalheart (2352)
• India
19 Sep 12
Hi youless, This is really an interesting topic to discuss. Great one... Any coin has two sides. There are always the good sides and along with it attached the negative sides of the same thing. I still remember carrying heavy bags in the old school days and I see the students specially of lower grades carrying heavier bags on their way to school. It seems as if the weight of the bag on their shoulders will hamper them to grow their height properly lol...But on the other side, it is always comfortable to have the required books and study materials in the class for effective learning. And regarding the new idea of studying with the ipad, there are many advantages and also the disadvantages. Although there are many advantages than disadvantages, it seems as if most students will fall into few disadvantages like playing games, watching movies and even vulgar things. The advantages are many. Getting exposed to the newer technologies help the students to be brighter. It will greatly contribute to the more advanced technological developments in the future. Students in the present are technologically very strong than in the past and this movement will again boost up the technological capabilities of upcoming generation to another level. The only challenge with this is to overcome the disadvantages. Happy mylotting...
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
In fact I prefer today the school let the students leave their textbooks in the school and finish the homework there, too. This is a real way to give less burden for the students
@ElicBxn (60083)
• United States
19 Sep 12
there are ways to block games and internet access... However, I agree that the old fashioned way is how I would prefer to go...
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@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 12
In fact today the students are very smart. They can unblock and play the games
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