Students and their Digital Lives

I'll have a thread on this issue of public education and technology but for now:


Outsider said…

Check this one for a good belly laugh:

"In one recent survey, female students at Baylor University reported using their cell phones an average of ten hours a day. Three quarters of eighteen-to-twenty-four-year-olds say that they reach for their phones immediately upon waking up in the morning. Once out of bed, we check our phones 221 times a day—an average of every 4.3 minutes—according to a UK study. This number actually may be too low, since people tend to underestimate their own mobile usage. In a 2015 Gallup survey, 61 percent of people said they checked their phones less frequently than others they knew."
Anonymous said…
Poor teachers, how can they compete? Maybe we need device free schools, just like the Amish have. I fear for teachers, they soon will need to be digitized to be effective.

Carry on
Anonymous said…
All these phones in the classroom do have an impact on both students and teachers. There has been some unintended good, it's when a student videos an abusive teacher and post it for all to see. I see it as a check and balance device. The abusive teacher never knows who's recording them.

Anonymous said…

It is illegal for anyone to record anyone video or audio in Washington State without all parties permission

So on that note the abusive student is not recorded either. And yet there are many laws and ways a student can file lawsuits, demands or complaints on said Teacher and they can be removed. Yet I have evidence where students have threatened, sexted or acted aggressively towards students and/or Teachers and yet remain in schools

Heard about the girls who put peppers in a Teacher's soda as a form or retribution? I would love to see that on YouTube it would make their criminal prosecution for assault that much easier.

- Peace out
Anonymous said…
I'd be all for Seattle Public Schools putting in place a policy of no cell phone use during school hours. They didn't exist when I was in school and I lived through it!

I'd even be for no computer use until high school - require kids to write papers using pens and pencils instead of the computer. I am 100% sure this would create some brain connections that kids don't get when working on computers alone.
Anonymous said…
"It is illegal for anyone to record anyone video or audio in Washington State without all parties permission" Wrong

While true in most cases for audio, video is under a set of vastly different rules. There's also the argument of what is the definition of assumed privacy is. Public places ,including public schools, there is NOT an automatic expectation of assumed privacy, it's just the opposite.

There are some exceptions, restrooms do, some classrooms might, but generally a student is free to video record a teacher with audio and video, but they should not record other students without their permission.


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