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by Revcb 07:34AM Wednesday Nov 23 2011

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battleop

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Children cannot do their homework due to poor broadband?

Well hell. Why didn't they think of the "BUT ITS FOR THE CHILDREN" approach before now?

KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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Re: Children cannot do their homework due to poor broadband?

It works for everything else. :/

N3OGH
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Won't SOMEBODY please think about the CHILDREN!

Edna Crabapple....
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Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power

battleop

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Lie detector for the Internet?

What a waste of time. We all know that everyone lies on the internet.

michieru
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When I was in elementary school we never touched the computers. When I was in middle school we where taught how to use microsoft office and I was a teenager by then.
When I was in high school they taught us web design and basics on computers and by the end of that I was a adult.

The children will be fine. Next stupid public outcry please?

88615298
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said by michieru:

When I was in elementary school we never touched the computers. When I was in middle school we where taught how to use microsoft office and I was a teenager by then.
When I was in high school they taught us web design and basics on computers and by the end of that I was a adult.

The children will be fine. Next stupid public outcry please?

well let's see my son's friend had to come over to our house to do homework because the teacher assigned homework that required going to a website. I was being nice letting him come over but honestly it was a pain in the ass and I shouldn't have to do that. So yeah everyone having internet is kind of important now.

michieru
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Re: .

Could of gone to the library, they just used you as a convenience.

RARPSL

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said by michieru:

Could of gone to the library, they just used you as a convenience.

There is also the advantage that at your house there is more available access time than at the library. When I go to my local library I some times find that all the machines are in use. When I do find an open machine, I only can use it for a limited amount of time. If, to use an example, the home work assignment will take 60 minutes to do but the library kicks you off after 30 minutes using a friend's home computer is the only viable method. Note that I am not saying that the limit at my library is 30 minutes a day (it is 120 minutes) but only that the longer the limit, the longer the machine CAN be tied up thus contributing to the lack of available machine issue while also making it harder to do projects that need lots of connect time.

michieru
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I understand your reasoning with this and I didn't own a computer for a while after middle school but I was required to type projects on a computer. Couldn't afford a computer but I was able to afford one of those electronic typewriters from brother back in the day. I still have it too and it was only like 40 bucks back then.

Some people I knew didn't even go that route so the computer lab will stay open after school for a little bit and people will just work there. As long as you explained to your teacher your situation she will give you a bit more time compared to other students.

I don't know but nobody had wifi or internet access or anything of that sort back then. Kinkos just started showing up locally in my area and then people went that route. I know I did at 15 cents after the first hour or so. I just did all my work on paper and after corrections I would go on the computer and type in the final document which would only take me about a hour or so (was a kid give me a break).

In short I got the work done one way or another, as long as it was typed then it was no worries.

If people insist on using the internet for educational means and by this I mean online classrooms and using computers to surround ourselves in educational content and rich media then yes. But right now we still have books and we still have standard classrooms just like the old days.

I know in the state of Florida we have flvs.net which is where I took my biology class online back in 9th grade after school when I was able to afford a computer with internet access.

If we invest in online schooling, then we also must down size public schools. Considering the amount of money that will go into this and making systems that actually do work. Students of any age will first need to know and understand how to use a computer.

You know what? I like idea but here is the problem. How do we know it's actually the student sitting on the computer and not the mom or the dad doing the work for them?