Hmmm, so students/parents are reporting difficulties completing homework due to
lack of technology, but have those students/parents spoken with the school about
it? It's been my experience that all teachers will make reasonable
accommodations in this matter. Want a paper copy of an assignment? Print it
off at school.Now, there are students who goof off and don't
use their time wisely, but that's a different matter.
“I have kids all the time who are like, 'Miss, can you just give me a
paper copy of this?' And I'm like, 'Well, no, because I really
need you to get familiar with technology because it's not going
away,'" It sounds like the main problem is intransigent,
uncaring, intractable, callous teachers.
Hugo, you blame this on teachers, but the Davis School District requires high
school teachers to have at least part of their curriculum online and available
to students 24/7. Not all of the teachers want to but they are required to. You
should look more towards the school board and superintendent instead of blaming
There is this myth that in American i is a level playing field for all kids, and
they they just need to have more desire to succeed is all the difference. But
even here in Utah, 17% of kids don't have access to broadband, and there is
nothing the kids themselves can no about it.Teachers can not
"assign" work for the kids to do out of class for which they don't
have access to the resources to perform that work. Simply shouldn't
happen. One poster rightfully claims that technology is the future.... but
other reality is that there are classes of people who today don't have
access to the technology. Ironically one solution is that this work could or
should be done in school - to which many districts will reply they don't
have enough equipment in the schools to mandate that either.I agree
technology is the future.... but teachers need to be mindful of their students.
Perhaps early on "lab time" needs to be inserted into the students
daily schedule, just like in college, where students can have access to things
they wouldn't be able to do at home. But you can't just leave a
group of kids behind, it just perpetuates existing problems and disadvantages.
Hugo Computers and the internet are simply the future to relevance
and success in the commercial world. Schools aren't usurping any control.
Whether students are busy doing homework on the computer and internet or busy
doing non-computer homework, you still don't get family your family time so
what's the difference? Teachers would be doing a disservice to students if
they weren't preparing their students for the future.
Teachers really need to realize that their insistence on using computers and the
internet for homework is usurping parental control at home. A hard truth that
teachers need to recognize is that parents choose how much computer and internet
time their children get in their home - not teachers. Teachers get
plenty of time in each day with the children to teach them about technology. The
evenings are the time I get with my children to teach them the things that are
truly important for a successful and happy life. If teachers want
work completed on the computer/internet, they need to make provisions for the
student to complete it while they are in the school.