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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I'm with Lille Kat. No offense, but you don't belong surfing the net and hanging out on TCS while you are at school. If you are out of work to do, then perhaps you need some more challenging coursework. Sorry, but as an educator, I will never condone goofing off here over doing something productive in school.

I was waiting for you to see this Deb. I knew as soon as I saw you had responded there would be trouble!
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I was waiting for you to see this Deb. I knew as soon as I saw you had responded there would be trouble!
You know me too well. If there is one thing I am passionate about it's education and taking good advantage of the best 13-yr. free gift you are given in the US. You only get one trip through. Make the most of it before you're spending your life asking people if they want fries with that.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Deb25
You know me too well. If there is one thing I am passionate about it's education and taking good advantage of the best 13-yr. free gift you are given in the US. You only get one trip through. Make the most of it before you're spending your life asking people if they want fries with that.
And you are absolutely 100% right. For the record, in case you saw my post about getting into trouble, it was only the dress code. Aside from that I was a perfect angel in high school ! Now if I could just get through college
post #34 of 46
What does the teacher expect you to do when your work is done? I would have a talk with him about that. You can't just give a kid a computer w/internet and nothing to do. It seems to me that your school gives you an awful lot of down time! Shouldn't he be teaching you guys instead of babysitting a computer lab? It seems that there is other stuff you could learn, like different computer programs and stuff. I used to read books in study hall or read magazines in the library. We didn't have internet in school back then... What a difference 10 years makes!
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by squirtle
But then they started ISSP, I spent one day in there and followed the dress code for the rest of the year!


Reminds me of my days of ISS in high school. At first, it was held in classrooms. But once it moved to the auditorium with very uncomfortable wooden chairs (that I couldn't fall asleep in) I started to try to behave better.
post #36 of 46
I don't know what they do for homework now, but when I was in school, I was always swamped. And if I ran out of things to do in the classroom, I would ask to help out the teacher. They called it Teacher's Aide way back when. There is no way I would want my kids goofing off on the Internet when they are supposed to be learning.
post #37 of 46
The internet can be a really great learning tool. Think of how much research any one of us has done online, and I don't just mean shopping. There are plenty of educational and enriching things a student can do on a computer, and honestly from a former teacher's perspective - any forum isn't going to be it. While there is a wealth of information and education on this site, let's be honest - it isn't in The Lounge or Fur Pictures. The best educational tools on this site are the articles.
post #38 of 46
There is always going to be down time in classrooms as some kids will always be faster than others.

When I did computer studies, as I used to finish up pretty quickly, if there was no other work to do then the teachers would let us play around on the net.

There has to be some fun in the learning system otherwise kids don't want to be there.
post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by jane_vernon
There has to be some fun in the learning system otherwise kids don't want to be there.
I think that pretty much says it all - KIDS don't want to be there if it isn't fun. Unfortunately kids often don't know what is best for them and need someone to tell them (even if they don't want to listen). Well, you know what, life isn't always fun either and for those who have ambition and motivation they will always find something else to do and/or learn even if they have finished one assignment when in the classroom, and still find time to "play" and "have fun" after class.

If I were a teacher I would definitely not allow my students to waste valuable time and I would make sure that those students that finished their assignments quickly were actually getting most of the assignment correct and not just hurrying it up so they could "play".
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by chichismom
LOL I am on TCS all day at work!!!!!!! Actually I dont have a computer at home so you can see from the# of post I have that I am on here ALL day REALLY ALL DAY!!!! I am constantly on the lookout for theboss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I am a minamizing expert!!!!! I actually have my taskbar on autohide so you cannot see what other applications I have up Pretty sneaky huh LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
altho i'm not worried about getting caught - i'll have loads of downtime, then i'll get really busy, so i have to have something to do in the downtime. for example, today, i was extremely busy from 8am-12n, then nothing the rest of the day. i got on first thing to post Pixel's update, but then couldn't post anything until after lunch. i also have the taskbar on autohide, but that wouldn't help if you're in a computer class - i would hope the teacher knew enough to find it!
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I think that pretty much says it all - KIDS don't want to be there if it isn't fun. Unfortunately kids often don't know what is best for them and need someone to tell them (even if they don't want to listen). Well, you know what, life isn't always fun either and for those who have ambition and motivation they will always find something else to do and/or learn even if they have finished one assignment when in the classroom, and still find time to "play" and "have fun" after class.

If I were a teacher I would definitely not allow my students to waste valuable time and I would make sure that those students that finished their assignments quickly were actually getting most of the assignment correct and not just hurrying it up so they could "play".

Wow! I don't know about you, but since when was school supposed to be the military!!! Good students should be rewarded for finishing their work early (and correctly) and I don't see that doing some research on the internet is such a bad thing - Better that they learn how to use the internet correctly whilst still in school so that they can use it as a better tool when they get into university!

And yes, I do think that KIDS should have fun in school - I think we need to give them more credit than we already give them - Treat them like children and they will act like it - Treat them like contributing members of society and they will act like it!!! Respect is something that children should receive as well.

I learned much more from the teachers at my school who treated me like a collegue instead of treating me like I was beneath them.
post #42 of 46
But at the same time, many kids have to be taught to appreciate the fun in learning something. Too many only equate fun with a video game.

Since when did school become a place with no time to 'play'? Ever heard of high stakes testing and school accountability to state and national governments?
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by jane_vernon
And yes, I do think that KIDS should have fun in school - I think we need to give them more credit than we already give them - Treat them like children and they will act like it - Treat them like contributing members of society and they will act like it!!! Respect is something that children should receive as well.

I learned much more from the teachers at my school who treated me like a collegue instead of treating me like I was beneath them.
We did have fun in school and we were given credit and special treats for being good students. But we had to EARN the respect. I've not met many teachers who come down hard on good students. But then we must remember that there are 2 sides to every story and we are only hearing one.
post #44 of 46
When I finnished an assignment. especially in computer lab. i asked for extra credit. It looks good to the teacher. it challanged me And was often fun..than again I graduated a year early too..
post #45 of 46
Wow how mean... there again my school has an antichat program and I'm not sure if forums are included (the only class I have with a comp is int. algebra and I neeeed the time there.....)
post #46 of 46
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My friends at school and I we know how to multi-task and talk and do our work at the same time. I mean you can't put a group of teenagers together in one room and expect them to NOT talk. So of course we'll be talking and the teacher will bite our heads of and snap at us "GET TO WORK!"........Uuh..we ARE working..
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