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Joseph works on a project in the library using his chromebook of finish it.

Grant L.

Joseph works on a project in the library using his chromebook of finish it.

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Matthew Gage Middle School is entering its second year of using Chromebooks for one to one learning.

In my opinion, they are used for both classwork and homework, to store books, and to work together with other students. They are a very useful and helpful learning tool for students but is it a necessary learning tool? Do we need to have are own computers? While they can be helpful, the are equally distracting.

Many students download games and apps from the Chrome store. That would be fine if the apps were played at home, but the are often played in school and in class. Also, many of the downloaded apps and games contain bugs and virus that ruin the computers helpfulness and efficiency. Also, many students don’t know how to take care of their computers. Many parts of computers must be replaced constantly.

I made a survey and interviewed students during 7th grade lunch and got these results. It showed that about half the 7th grade students I interviewed had already downloaded games, extensions, or other non school related apps on there computer. Also, about ⅕ of the 7th grade students had dropped or broken their computers already this school year.

I believe that if students are showed how to use computers properly, and if stricter rules are made, the computers will no longer be a distraction, but instead a helpful and useful learning tool.

 

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