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Old 11-10-2012, 10:25 AM
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In my college math class we were expected to complete and submit all homework online.
Did you do your problem solving online or on paper? Posting your answer in a box online is not the same. Unless you were in math 92 where your problems lack long hand complications.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:36 AM
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I am 26. I remember using computers some in elementary school. We had typing class and everyone wanted to be the best because once you got done you could play games and if you were the fastest you could get one of the computers with Oregon trail on it (great motivator).

Middle school we continued typing/computer class. High school the only things we did on the computer were research for papers and then typing up papers. Everything else was hand done.

College I had a few classes where we turned in work online. A couple easier math classes and then physics and some spanish too. We had grades online. My english class had a forum for discussions and you had to post X discussion posts and start X discussions over the semester. (Of course what happened was everyone posted the last week and nothing before).

The harder math classes were all done pencil and paper. It's just not practical to show all your work online. Too many special keys and trust me, we want to be able to show our work. There were many cases where your final answer would be wrong on almost every question. All my proofs were hand written too, and it's the same thing- too many symbols and too long. Plus my profs were old and not always computer savvy themselves. My statistics classes and one of my math/finance classes had everything turned in via excel workbook.

Josie's in high school now and they have e-textbooks and have in middle school for a few years. They have the option though of e-book or hard copy. Papers still need to be typed. but that's about it. I honestly worry about her because she's 14 and still hunt and pecks on the keyboard and isn't very computer savvy. She's joined a creative writing forum in her spare time and is on it a lot though so I'm hopeful that will help her typing. i know my computer savvy/typing came from playing games on my computer and being on evolving online communities since I was about 12/13. I think kids getting in their own online interests is a really good thing sometimes. In fact when I was 12 I played petz online and used a hex editor to recolor my 'petz'. Now at 26 I use a very similar hex editor at work for our data. Always amuses me when I think about it.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:46 AM
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I write in cursive all the time! But I do handwrite letters, postcards, take notes in college by hand, and write a lot in notebooks by hand.

I really think pen and paper will become obsolete in the future, or at least become a sort of art form. And I'm not talking far far into the future, I wouldn't be surprised if my grandkids never learned to handwrite in school at all.
Kind of like calligraphy is now

The math is a good example, though. Right now keyboards aren't really math friendly, and, like Laur's example, even at the junior high level in my classes we needed to show our work -- were required to -- and got partial credit for doing even part of it correctly, even if we got the answer wrong. Conversely, if we got the answer right somehow, but did the work wrong, we got points docked.
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Did you do your problem solving online or on paper? Posting your answer in a box online is not the same. Unless you were in math 92 where your problems lack long hand complications.
Yes that is true. I need to do out long problems on paper (or uh..copy and paste in an algebra solver ).

As much as people worry about kids not being able to write, I do think it would be almost worse not to have them learn computers. The people that I work with that aren't as computer savvy have a difficult time even in just the basic retail environment. It's hard to teach someone a computer based interface if they don't even know what a start button is.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:42 PM
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Did you do your problem solving online or on paper? Posting your answer in a box online is not the same. Unless you were in math 92 where your problems lack long hand complications.

It was a Math 100 class, and honestly I don't remember that much and I also dropped it about a week or two in. I don't recall doing any work on paper, but it is possible later in the course that was necessary. We did need to "show work" online, but I think it was more of a click-through, step-by-step kind of thing? More interactive.
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I am 26. I remember using computers some in elementary school. We had typing class and everyone wanted to be the best because once you got done you could play games and if you were the fastest you could get one of the computers with Oregon trail on it (great motivator).
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If it is required by the school. Then the school should provide for the Ipad. If the school is not providing the ipad, then its not a need but a want for that child. And not to mention if the school isn't participating in the program. The chances of the child being able to use her/his ipad in school is slim.
Here the kids from middle on up have Ipads. But the school provided them. I can see the benefits and the downfalls of them. From what I understand the schools here went with the Ipad vs. the laptop. Is the ipads seem to be more durable than the laptops, not to mention lighter to carry.
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Why are kids still carrying textbooks back and forth anyway? I mean, my school last year checked out books to all the kids, but they stayed at home all year long. They definitely weren't used in class every day! That's very outdated teaching methodologies if the teacher is going through the textbook each day during class time.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:20 PM
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I was only in high school a few years ago, and it was expected of us to lug our textbooks back and forth from school, I honestly think that's part of the reason I have back problems. Because as much as you tell a 14 or 15 year old to get a backpack with padded straps and a waist support and a spinal pad blah blah blah, they're still going to throw everything in whatever trendy tote or whatever and drag that around.

After a while I figured out how to do the work in textbooks during lunch or between classes, and brought the work in smaller books or online home.
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