Technology is here to stay. Laptops are part of everyday life now. Of course their use should be appropriate and enhance learning, not detract from it. Teachers will need to be on their toes and monitor what students are actually doing. Schools will need to block out inappropriate content on their intranets. But this can all be done.
I think it's great! Computers are becoming such an integral part of our society and of just about every job out there. It is a great way to help the kids really learn all about them and to do research!
Cirros, in general i agree with you, but they are used for work a lot more than you make out, as long as you have a dedicated teacher. As for using it at home, some people don't have computers, so they have to use it at home.
Also you never said what your school was selective for, so for all we know you COULD be a "dumbass in some bogan town" as you put it
Also although laptops are helpful to those without a computer, in my lifetime I've none only a couple of school kids who dont have one. As for being a dumbass, well our school isn't the smartest high school but its a fair notch above most other public schools. putting alot in capitals was pretty arrogant o me, but once I start a rant I do get a bit ahead of myself.
And yes I do Live in a bogan town, but the town the school isn't so bad... can you really name an entire town that HASN'T got that tinge of boganness??? Well either I've never heard of it or none of us are looking properly
i think no because there is kids out there that go home and play video games and play all night and the next day they kid goes to school and gets on there laptop all day and all night and when i was younger in school we did not have laptops we did fine. no i think no about the laptops in school