I dragged my homework and quizzes home in my backpack. "I'm home," I say, plopping my stuff on the floor. I unzip my bag, take out my homework folder, and walk over to my desk to do my homework. Unfortunately, I can't find my homework pages. Of course this wouldn't be a problem if my homework was electronic on a computer!
Now come on, how about just buying a laptop or desktop computer for students? I believe that students should have a laptop for school because it would allow students to communicate electronically, they will have many ways to search and learn about the world word around them, and they can keep their grades private.
Students should have their own laptops because it allows them to communicate electronically. If a student wants to email her friend about school work, they would be able to do so easily. Also, students would be able to contact their parents during recess with Skype.
Students should also have computers because they will be able to do research and connect with many people on all sorts of topics. For example, they can use Google with Safari and YouTube. They could learn from family and friends with Facebook. They could learn from people from other places too. They won't need to get information just from their teachers or books. There are so many ways to learn with computers.
Lastly, other children wouldn't be able to find out a student's personal grade like on a paper test. Parents would be able to put a password and keep personal information like grades safe.
Should students have their own laptops? Here's your answer: Students will be able to communicate electronically, can have many ways of learning about the outside world, and they will be able to keep their grades private. Join in the battle for laptops for every kid.
Ciao - Katya
The Class 344 Writers
These third graders have some strong opinions and they are not afraid to share them. Read on for their opinions on all sorts of topics ranging from dodgeball to feminism. Then PLEASE share your thoughts in the comments sections below the posts. The writers would love to know whether you agree or disagree with their points of view. All respectfully worded opinions are welcome! Let the debates begin...