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News PSP to be used in UK Schools

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Apr 2007.

  1. Samurai75007

    Samurai75007 What's a Dremel?

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    Everyone in my high school had laptops. however most of the time kids were IMing and playing games rather then learning.
     
  2. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Minimodder

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    Bah! Im in a high school and i know this WILL NOT work at all.

    Considering in my computing class when we have to do theory people just play with their pc's i cant imagine what they will do with a psp. Thats why they have moved all the pc's to the side of the classroom. Ridicule!
     
  3. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    i agree.. it does sound like a very odd choice.. i'm sure they'll find out how ineffective it is soon enough... (welcome to bit-tech CardJoe! :) )
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    this is going to backfire.
     
  5. Neji

    Neji What's a Dremel?

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    But guys guys, didn't you realise? It can access the internet! And it can even process information!!!!1111one!
     
  6. Darkedge

    Darkedge Minimodder

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    PSP for teaching? yeah use a propriety format, limited capability expensive device.
    Dumb - DS would be better by miles, pocketpc/tablet/etc is more expensive but more suited easily.

    Not a shock that the dumbarse mail is getting involved since they tend to be the most clueless (and bigoted, stupid, reactionary, etc) newspaper around.
     
  7. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Cool, get Macdonald's to serve school dinners lol
     
  8. nry

    nry Minimodder

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    Silly idea, money could be spent on much more useful things, even a projector for the class room
     
  9. casey_cole

    casey_cole What's a Dremel?

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    Rubbish.

    Put a working smart board and projector in each class room and give the teachers a working laptop each.

    Letting kids run wild on portable (can be turned away from the teacher so they can't see the screen, easily stolen, easily hidden), small screened, slow, non specialised computers is completely useless.

    CC
     
  10. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Minimodder

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    Nope smart boards are just as useless. Sorry for for the bump but its true. My school bought around 30 smart boards last year at £10 000 each. Only 12 class rooms have them fitted now. All the rest are sitting at the bottom of the stair wells...

    And considering 8 years ago when i moved to this area the new high school was supposed to be built and it still isnt. There just wasting money plain and simple.

    Unless a pupil has taken tech Studies, computing or some other subject that DIRECTLY involves technology it shouldnt be in the classroom. Yes its fine for writing essays and what not but not for "improving" learning. For god sakes people complain in my history class if they have to write a note a paragraph long! In 5 years they will just stop teaching kids to write...
     
  11. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I personally think it's down to the teacher, my mum doesn't like Smart boards, they lag and aren't very accurate. She uses a Mimio, you write on the board like normal, your pen works like normal but the computer records everything you do and you can mix in a projector to display items.

    She uses it one hell of a lot as she's a more techie teacher, gets the kids playing games on the whiteboard to learn and so on.
     
  12. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Minimodder

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    Yeah we play games but the chavs/neds/scum just use it as an excuse to skive and then at the start of ever lesson they ask:

    "Sir/Miss Can we play a game!"

    The answer is always

    "Only if you behave!"

    And then usually it wil follow with

    "Yer well gay!"

    Oh joy.
     
  13. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    We had TWO!!!!!


    ..for the whole school.
     
  14. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Smartboards don't work either. In all my time in the glorious education system *sic* I've only seen one teacher use it (and she could've done it on a whiteboard). No, what schools need are better teachers and better/more basic equipment (things like pens, paper, scissors and lab equipment (for the love of God please more lab equipment).
     
  15. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Minimodder

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    Well i must say my school is pretty good when it comes to equipment in science its just where you put it all is the problem. My schools storage space was given a "Extremly Unsatisfactory" by the last HM Inspection.

    Also i think that schools should move from using bloody dells. There horrible!
     
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