Make a Choice

April 27, 2011

Technology in Education

Let’s pretend for a minute…

Congratulations! Somewhere, somehow your school found the resources (money) to get individual technology devices for all the students in the school. The question is which device to get. The choices are a netbook, laptop, iPod Touch, iPad, smartphone, or e-reader. Which ONE of these devices do you recommend the school purchase for ALL the students and WHY did you make this choice?

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  1. Jude W. Says:

    LAPTOP! because they would help the school not have to write notes and have a notebook.

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  2. Jadon P. Says:

    I would Say the laptop or ipad so then we could send in thins eloctronicley what did we get or did we get anything

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  3. Bryan S. Says:

    it would be awesome to have these things in class.

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  4. Amaya W. Says:

    I say iPad’s because they are bigger than iPod touches and you can download books as an app on it. Also, students could buy their own case and take it home on the weekends. I would say the school would have to pay for the apps that have to do with educational value and students could pay for games or apps they want on it.

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  5. John V Says:

    I would recommend the ipod touch because they are very moldable with all the apps they have and are very much usable

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  6. paige nease Says:

    I would say and ipad because it is just like a computer but you can also do a lot more things than you could do on a computer

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  7. Mattheos M. Says:

    I also think if you have a laptop it’s not as easy to lose than an ipod. And if you bring ipods and phones into school i think some people would play games all day and nobody would know it. And if you have a laptop it you can hold more memory than an itouch. The thing is that you cant get those helpful school apps, like you would get if you had an ipod. And if your laptop gets hurt the repairing costs more money.

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  8. darith k. Says:

    ipad also has no camera, so filming yourself is taken care of.

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  9. (: Kelsi J. Says:

    I think we should get iPads. We should get iPads becuase they are very easy to carry around with you and are fun for free days that you can earn in Tech class. You can get a lot of different games for the ipad. Plus it has good enternet that you can use for projects. I wish we could get iPads at our school.

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  10. BruceW. Says:

    I changed my mind also if we do get laptops we cold get lots of projects and stuff on the laptop than any other thing.

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  11. Jakob C. Says:

    I would pick one of the iPod touch devices because the touch screen is very nice and works like a computer. But i would most likely pick the iPad because it can be turned sideways to convert into a full keyboard that is just about the size of a computer keyboard. The screen is big enough to show presentations on to a fairly small group. The apps store has thousands of apps for school wise and organisation apps to get all you event and homework assignment and its tell you ahead of time so you can space out how much time you need to work on at each time off the day.

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  12. Steve Jobs Says:

    I would have to choose the i pod. this would be a wonderful choice because depending on what kind you have, it would have lots of memory. The i pad might be too big to fit in some of the students backpacks. as for the i pod touch, you could put it in your back pack, pocket, jacket or some kind of spot you could store something in.

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  13. Chandler B. Says:

    Im agree with Jake! He has wonderful points!

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  14. Hayley S(: Says:

    If our school got the money to get every student a device, i would probably want a laptop from apple. Its easy to get the internet fast and it doesn’t take long to load. As an itouch, you can still get on the internet but it takes longer to load. All though, itouchs are good for looking something up real quick. I would rather have a laptop then a netbook becuase it could hold more and keep more programs open..

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  15. Jordan K. Says:

    The that would chose is the iPad. Why is because it is more convenient. I would rather have more than a iPod. It has a app that can gives a to do list for my home work.

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  16. Austin A. Says:

    I would recommend Ipads. The Ipad is like giant Ipod touch. It has a lot of good apps that would be great for us to use. I think it might help bring up the average of people getting three`s or fours on the first try. It is a great and fun way to learn and study. Plus the Ipad would be easy to carry around. People would end up having lockers with more space because the Ipad would be able to take the place of binders. So I recommend Ipads.

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  17. Hayley S(: Says:

    If our school got the money to get every student a device, i would probably want a laptop from apple. Its easy to get the internet fast and it doesn’t take long to load. As an itouch, you can still get on the internet but it takes longer to load. All though, itouchs are good for looking something up real quick. I would rather have a laptop then a netbook becuase it could hold more and keep more programs open.

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  18. Rachel L Says:

    I think a laptop would be the best idea. They have a larger screen to view resources unlike the iPod and easier to use unlike the ipad. Also they have cameras for you to take pictures and be able to Skype with people something the ereader couldn’t be able to do. They’re high tech and would be able hold more memory unlike the net book. They may be a bit heavier but in the end it’s worth it.

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  19. Ciara Linaee:D Says:

    I think that we should get the i pad. I think we should get the i pad because it have a lot of things that could help you with school. And because the i pod touch screen is too small. Another reason is because it is a light weight object. And kids care too much and would be too interested in the product so they would not lose it because it would most of the time be in front of there face.

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  20. Cole L. Says:

    I change my idea i would like to have laptops beacuse they are bigger and and i can type faster on it then a itouch. laptops are bigger and it is hard to loss. itouches are small and you can loss them. Also laptops hold more memery.

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    • Jordan K. Says:

      Cole I disagree because the ipad is much more apps and more educational features.

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    • Austin A. Says:

      Laptops are bigger but would get tyring trying to carry that thing around all day. Don`t you think? I mean Ipads are way smaller. Would clean up your locker to. So I say Ipads.

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  21. BruceW. Says:

    I would most likely get a I-pod touch. I would do that because I like I-pods touch. I also have never one before. The others have different kind of hardware than the I-pod touch dose. You also can’t do different things as fast as the others can.

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  22. Chandler B. Says:

    I think that if our school got this money that we should by I pads. If the students had I pads then it would be a fun way to learn in education. I pads would let kids record their teachers voice, do research on the internet, and many other things. I pads have many apps that we can download to do many educational things while having fun.Kids want I pads!!!!!!

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  23. Jonavon L Says:

    I think ipads. I choice ipad because they lots of apps we can use in school. also it has lots of memory. An ipad is big enough to say that it is highly unlikely to lose. I would have chose laptops but laptops are easy to drop. Theres a 80% chance it will break.

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    • Cole L. Says:

      ipads are easy to drop to and laptops fold over ipads don’t so ipads land on the screen 50% of the time and laptops will land on the bottom or top not the screen

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  24. julia c Says:

    okay. first of all, iPod touches rock. okay my point is clear. iPod touches would be great because phones, you have to pay to text. there is an awesome app i have on my iPod touch that lets you text for FREE. It is called Textfree, and with a modification update, text free with voice. texting would be an awesome, cheap with this app, and convenient. it would help us in so many ways. a laptop gets messed up too often, a iphone you have to pay for stuff, a netbook has little memory, and an ipad is too big when an ipod 4 is smaller more portable, and in every other way the same an an ipad!

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    • Matt S. Says:

      So your saying you would rather have it more compact then it work better? The ipad has like a 100 gb memory with the most expensive one and also the screen is bigger because you can see in higher resolution which is way better

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  25. darith k. Says:

    i totally agree patrick.

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  26. Jake S Says:

    I think the iPod touches are the best because you can get eBooks on it and you can also get search engines to look for stuff. You can get Google earth to look at geography. It think the main flaw would be people getting apps that have nothing to do with learning. If we get th fourth generation we could video tape presentations and take pictures. The flaw with fourth generation is that it comes with face time so students might chat with each other while working and get distracted. I don’t feel we should get e-readers because it doesnt do as much.

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  27. darith k. Says:

    chaz, the ipad 2 has those feautures too, i think. they are easier to see and use too.

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  28. Patrick U. Says:

    I think that we should get iPads. They are like laptops but have the capabilities of and iPod Touch. You can surf the web and download applications to use in school. There are calculator apps, e-reader apps, and more! It is also very hard to lose the iPad because it is very large.

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    • Jake S Says:

      thats my problem with the iPad, its so big. i would lik to have an electronic that is small. and there is a gps tracking device so you can find where your ipod is if you download it.

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  29. Mattheos M. Says:

    I think we should all get laptops. Laptops are easier to type on and faster to type with,than ipod touches because the ipod touch doesn’t really have a big screen and is a little difficult to type big essays on. Oppose to the laptop were you have a bigger screen and is easier to type with.

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  30. Matt S. Says:

    Well I would get Ipads for everyone. They can get apps and are very portable. I also would recommend them because the Laptop takes up a whole lot of energy and space to have. The Ipod touch has a too small screen. The E-reader is mainly for reading. Smart-phones are way to tempting to fool around with. All of these devices have drawbacks but it depends how many they have and the Ipad has the least. Also the ipad can hold a whole lot of stuff. Unlike the ipod and the Smart phones. So overall, I would choose the Ipad.

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  31. darith k. Says:

    I believe that we should get iPads because ipads are probably the most functional. you can type, search the net, and get educational apps. the touchscreen helps out alot too. the apps dont cost much, and there are apps that let you connect to other ipads and compare notes. there are so many possibilities with the ipad. i wouldnt suggest ipods because theyre too small.

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    • julia c Says:

      okay darith, i know you have an ipad and want to have them because you think they are great and all, well, i do too and it is identical to the ipod touch 4 but just has a smaller screen. it is PLENTY easy to see the screen and if anyone cant see it they seriously need glasses. plus the ipod touch is wayyyyy more portable.

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  32. Carrigan R Says:

    i think a laptop is best. you can do a lot more things with the laptop.

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  33. Cole L. Says:

    I think that we should get the ipod touches because they can surf the web get school apps we could also cary them around easely.

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  34. Chaz F Says:

    Ipod touch totally. Why? because you can get a voice recorder, to remember what the project / assignment was, WITH PERMISSION. also, a calculator, advanced, or unadvanced. also you could use the internet with out using the computers. you can also comunicate, or share stuff you need to, like if you have a group project, or if you need the homework you forgot, or you need to know the homework that night. this is Why I suggest the Ipod touch.

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    • Matt S. Says:

      Have you seen how small the Ipod touch is? You cannot see anything basically. With the Ipad it has a HUGE screen so you can see almost everything. You can open up two windows at the same time too.

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    • Patrick U. Says:

      Don’t you think the iPod is very small? Even though I have one and I keep up with it, they can be easily lost. My sister lost her iPod Touch and my parents had to buy her another one.

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  35. darith k. Says:

    i would choose the ipad because i know from expierience there is an app for virtually everything. it is very functional and works.

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  36. $ CHINA J $ Says:

    I think that our school should use a lap-top because it has a lot more memory to save our work on. It is small enough to fit in your bookbag.
    The lap-top is cheaper too.

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  37. Tyra T. Says:

    I would recommend a Laptop or Ipad because they’re bigger so they can’t be easily lost. An Ipod Touch and a smartphone are both small and can be easily lost and replacing them would be expensive. An Ipad and a Laptop would be better because you really can’t lose them, but then again an Ipad can be better than a Laptop because you can easily print to a printer in the area and even pick which one you’ll print to. When with a Laptop you have to set every thing up just for it to use one printer. Really any of the devices can be used, but it all depends on what the price is, how many documents can be saved, and which one is better to carry around.

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  38. *Darius.D* Says:

    I think that we should get “Ipads” There very cool we can keep computerized work on them. They also are very great and the clearty is great.

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  39. Kurstie D. Says:

    Let’s pretend for a minute…

    Congratulations! Somewhere, somehow your school found the resources (money) to get individual technology devices for all the students in the school. The question is which device to get. The choices are a netbook, laptop, iPod Touch, iPad, smartphone, or e-reader. Which ONE of these devices do you recommend the school purchase for ALL the students and WHY did you make this choice?

    I think that we should have I-pads. I think that they are very good. They have lots of memory. Also there are learning apps you can use on the I-pad. I don’t think that we should have i- Pod Touches because they are very small. If we tried to type on them or search on the internet it wouldn’t be very easy. Also they are a lot smaller. Although I do think smartphones would be nice to have. But I think that if every student had a i-Pod Touch or a smartphone; somebody could say “oh this is my phone/i-touch, it doesn’t belong to the school.” And they could be STEALING it. I also think that either of these would come in handy.

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    • Maggie P. :) Says:

      i totally agree. i think the i pod touch is too small !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Tyra T. Says:

      I agree when you say that anyone can say that the Ipod Touch can be easily taken away since its so small and an Ipad does have a lot of memory too. Plus the Ipod Touch/smartphone can be hard to use to search the internet or type on because its so small.

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  40. Hunter T. Says:

    The school should get iPad’s. They are bigger and better than iPod Touch’s because they are bigger and better. iPad’s also have helpful app’s that can help us learn in many different classes. Such as Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and even Technolegy. For Math, they have calculator app’s and learning divesion, multiplication, adding, etc. For Language Arts, they have a dictionary, thesaurus, etc. So overall the iPad has an app for just about anything that you can think of that can help us learn in any way.

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  41. Lexie Y. Says:

    Ok the last time i looked at this i think i said i pad but now i am thinking laptop. I think you could downlode all kinds of games, web sites, and programs to help you at school. You could also type up your notes that you get in class. They also are coming up with programs that work both with your phone and your computer. who knows what there going to come up with next? so that makes my choice the laptop for shoure .

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    • ChaseR Says:

      I think a ipad would be better because in school you really cant play video games during class like minesweeper, solitare, ect.
      Laptops also require a ton of energy to work and is not as portable as a ipad.

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    • Maggie P. :) Says:

      laptops arnt as cool though

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    • Logan D(: Says:

      But you can do all that stuff on an Ipad just like a laptop and to me its easier on an Ipad

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  42. ChaseR Says:

    I think a ipad would be better because…
    1. Its easier to bring it with you than a laptop.
    2. you cant get apps on a laptop.
    3. it dosent take long to download a app or something onto a ipad like a laptop.
    4.there are helpful apps for almost anything.
    5. the ipod touch dosent have a lot of memory space and you cant do certain things on a ipod.
    6. A teacher is easily able to see a ipad then a ipod touch because a ipad cant fit into your pocket or be hidden under a table during class.

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  43. Carli R Says:

    The school should purchase iPad’s. They should purchase the iPad’s because they are almost the same as iPod touches and you can read books on them just like you can on an e-reader. iPad’s are also like laptops and you can do the same things on iPads as you can do on a laptop and if anything you can do more. on an iPad you can read books, search the web, download apps that can help you with school work, and many other things. iPads are better then any of the other things that we could buy and that’s why we should purchase iPad’s.

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  44. Benjamin D Says:

    I think that it should be a smart-phone, because it makes it much easier to talk with friends about school. Also some smartphones are like computers. They work just like laptops and have all of that fitting right in the palm of your hand. They have apps, both social and educational. This would probably make things more exciting for people. And they will help us decide who’s paying any attention, and who isn’t. The grades will reflect this. However e-readers are good for books, rather than the average school stuff. There’s more to school than books. If we were going to get something to do with books get a tablet or iPad. But smartphones can do it all. So my decision is smartphones.

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  45. Kaitlyn P (: Says:

    I think the iPad should be the one that we get. The iPad should be the one that we get, becuase its got everything you need. There are books, educational apps, music, and so much more. The iPad is like a computer but its easier to carry around and its touch screen. All of the kids would love to have their own iPad. It could be used for so many different things. There is a camera, so if you were doing a lab you could take pictures, and things tho show what you have done instead of drawing them. I think the iPad would bea great choice for all of the students to have.

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  46. Madison K. Says:

    Our school should get iPads because they have internet capability. They can also get apps that could help us with classes and staying organized. You can type notes and keep track of your homework and projects. iPads are a great tool to have and use for school. Many kids would benefit from having an iPad to use in school, and out of school because many people don’t have computers at home that they can use to type their homework, make their projects, or go on the internet to look information up. iPads would be a great addition to our school.

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  47. Logan D(: Says:

    I would choose to get the Ipad, because there light weight to carry around, though it’s big and wide. So it doesnt had 10 pounds to your bookbag, because your bookbag seems to be heavy enough already. You would be able to type all your work and email it to the teacher. Which that would be a way to not use as much paper. I wouldnt say the phone, because most kids here probably already have a phone, so it would be pointless. I say that we should get the IPad. (:

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  48. Anthony C. Says:

    I think that we should get iPads for the school. They have a bigger touch screens and they can do more than iPod touches and as much as laptops and netbooks. They also take up much less space that a laptop or netbook would. It also has great education apps and many of them are free on itunes. That is why we should (in theory) get iPads for the school

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  49. Spencer L. Says:

    I think that we should all get ipads because they can be used in most classes. You can download apps. that for example, could have a world map or an app. that you can use as a calculator. If we got smart phones, most likely students would use them in class for texting, not school work. It would be a distraction to us and to the teachers. Plus it is a great way for us to get in trouble.

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  50. Alexis P :) Says:

    I recommend for this thing is a ipad. And I know i spelled that wrong. One reason I want that is because I have one and I like them. They are really good for school work. I have a book thing on it even though I dont like reading i do it so i can get smarter. So that is why i want the school to get an ipad not anything else. And also I would like it if it was the one with the camera

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  51. Carlie B:) Says:

    I think we should get the iPad. I think that because, the iPad can do many things, such as internet, apps, and may more! You could get any app that has to do with education. I think that if we all got the itouch, that would be to small for all the kids. You can also do the e-reader on the iPad, and get any book you wanted too! Also, the iPad can do anything the smart phone wanted to do! (:

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  52. Maggie P. :) Says:

    i recomend the ipad. it is similar to a laptop. you can type on them. you can also get on the enternet with them. they are really cool. i dont think a ipod touch is big enough for daliy use. i think an e-reader would be a waste of money because all you can do on them is read. you cant do reasearch or any thing.

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  53. Reid H. Says:

    I think that our school should buy the iphone 4 for everyone. I think that we could learn alot. We could all get the new apps for learning. I don’t think that a laptop would be very good. A lot of laptops don’t have very good battery life. This is why we should get iphones.

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    • ChaseR Says:

      a iphone 4 would be a terrible idea because students would be texting and talking on their phones during class, also its small enough to hide in a pocket or under a table, also with texting students would be able to each other answers during tests, quizes, and the EOG’s.

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  54. Richarda >dora Says:

    I would say a i pad because for one everybody might start doing ther work. I think that it would also be good because people wont forget there stuff or nothing wont get lost . i think that if they buy i pads they dont have to worry about replacing mouses. Thats why i think that i pads would be a good thing.

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  55. Thomas Harrell Says:

    I’m for IPads. They are somewhat like laptops. They have a big battery. They also have helpful apps. Samrtphones would give people the ability to text which is bad. Laptops are about the equivalent of a dinosaur.

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  56. Thoma$ Hizzle (harrel) Says:

    I am for iPads. They have helpful apps. They have a huge battery. The hardware is amazing. Smart phones give people the ability to text. Screw netbooks they are just completely stupid.

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  57. Aiyana S-P Says:

    I personally think it’s a waste of money for the school to get technology devices for everyone, because tons of people probably already own these popular devices. Although, there should be a drive to help people who can’t afford a device (which I think a laptop would be the best for school), and they can get one from the school for them to own. If there’s technology, there’s of course, problems with crashing, hacking, not paying attention in class, etc. A laptop would be the most logical because there are tons of things you can do on a computer, without even using internet! Also, I don’t think a computer can replace a teacher, but I think if people have free-choice and/or free time, they should be able to use it. Basically, I think that laptops would be the best choice, mainly because so many people have them already they can bring theirs from home, but if some people can’t afford them, the school can host a drive for them to get one.

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  58. Tom Bilden Says:

    I’m for iPads. They are more powerful than netbooks. “A magical device,” says Steve Jobs. They can run more apps and pages has an unlimted number of downloads (which doesn’t need liscencing). The iPad runs smooth compared to a netbook. NETBOOKs are the worst an intel atom and cheap chipset is what you expect for something junky like a netbook. If we were to buy netbooks, we should just buy macs and have a laptop cart igt would be the same price just fewer computers.

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    • Bill Gates Says:

      Tom,
      Don’t make fun of netbooks. My software is ok. 7 looks cool, right? When ever my netbooks crash it is the hardware wich the blure screen of death says.

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    • Benjamin D Says:

      You have a point, I agree. The different apps are so helpful, and the speed and smooth running of the i Pads are almost unmatchable.

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  59. mk s. Says:

    Personally I would prefer a laptop. Laptops seem much more useful than ipads or ipod touches. You have a full key board and laptops are much easier to work on with multiple pages and/or documents open. There are as many ways to talk to people as a iphone or ipod touches but are easier to keep under control for classes. Ipod touches seem like a useless thing to put in schools, the screens are to small to do much on and aren’t helpful when it comes to needing to use Word. Word is one of the most useful things to have access to because you can write papers and make tables, the basics for any class

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  60. Hannah W. Says:

    I think that the laptop or Netbook would probably be the best choice for our school. Laptops are fairly easy to carry around and are a very good resource because it does things that some other electronic devices may not have the ability to do. I also think that laptops would be better than iPods because iPods have apps that some irresponsible children may be tempted to play in class, I understand that there are many games that can be played on the computer, but iPods are more discreet as where laptops are more easily seen. I also think that laptops would be a lot quicker, especially when it comes to typing essays and papers, because iPods are smaller and sometimes much harder to type on. I believe that many other students will agree with me when I saw laptops are the best choice for our school.

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  61. Justin $hepherd Says:

    I think that we should give all the students an Ipad because it is portable light weight and can hold lots of memory. If you have get the ipad the portability would be easy and light so it’s not heavy and hard to carry around. For example would you rather carry around a heavy laptop or a light weight touch screen ipad, I would chose ipad. Another thing would be I pad has a long battery life and it capable of holding lots of memory. One last thing the ipad is good for is the size and how but the touch screen is and how easy it is to type on it.

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  62. Hope G(: Says:

    I think that if the school bought all the student’s smart phones then there would be so much texting and calling and games being played during school hours. i also think the same think would happen if the school bought all the students iPod touches. the students would be playing games and music during school hours. This is the same scenario with the iPad. the Netbook would be the best choice for the students to use during school hours. the school can still monitor what’s going on with every computer and cut off any resources like the internet at any time.

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  63. Deborah O Says:

    I think that if Voyager had the money they should buy Ipads. I think so because it would be smaller than a laptop. there for it wouldn’t make backpacks bulk or heavy. Also I believe that students would like Ipads better because it is touch screen and you can have apps. I would like it too. it is simple and smaller than a laptop so weight is not an issue. Ipads are awesome and are more fun to use.

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  64. BrAdLEy S Says:

    I think that the school should get smart phones. But they should be of the child’s choice. I have on and i think that they are very good. Also they are very helpful if there is not a computer around . So over all they are a good thing to have around.

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  65. Olivia B Says:

    I would recommend getting a laptop for all students. I think a laptop would be most helpful because they can be used in many ways. Getting new and nice laptops would make it easier to get work done and to manage it because you don’t have to worry about not having enough mouses or the keyboards not working. Having your own personal laptop you don’t have to worry about your files being deleted or just not having a computer to use. At the same time getting the nice laptops would be expensive but they would last longer, be faster, and you can carry it around where ever you go. A laptop would be the best choice because everyone would have a computer to use and wouldn’t have to worry about their files being deleted or having a slow computer. That is why I think a laptop would be the best choice for students to have.

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    • Hannah W. Says:

      I totally agree Olivia; laptops are expensive but they would most likely last longer and would be much faster and they would also be able to provide many other services that some smartphones or other electronics don’t provide.

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    • mk s. Says:

      I agree completely Olivia. The laptops would cost more but they would surely be worth the extra money. They would last much longer then anything else.

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    • Steven V. Says:

      I agree that the laptop is a good decision because it is better processing.

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  66. Steven V. Says:

    I think that the school would be best with Ipads. Ipads are portable enough to be used anywhere and are better suited for comfort which is a disadvantage of some laptops. They are also large enough so that people couldn’t just hide them and do things inappropriate for school. They also don’t have to be on plans like phones. The biggest disadvantage of the Ipad is that you have to pay to get alot of the useful apps.

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  67. Jordan M Says:

    I think the best device would be the ipad. The ipads would be a great way to take notes and email our work into the teacher. The ipad is light weight and would keep students from carrying heavy notebooks around. I think the ipod touch is the worst idea because the screen is so small and it would be harder to type notes in a short amount of time. The phones would be good but there would be problems with texting.

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    • Olivia B Says:

      I agree with you Jordan and now that I think about it I think it would be better to have an iPad instead of a laptop. And you could get textbooks and other materials on the iPad.

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    • Hannah W. Says:

      I agree Jordan, I think that iPads are another good choice for our school.

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    • mk s. Says:

      I think having books with you on an ipad would be really helpful. Not having to carry around a lot of heavy books and having them in a light and much more helpful (i.e. highlighting, dictionary definitions). I didn’t even think of that.

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  68. logan s Says:

    I feel that the mac book pro is the best option. This laptop is in my opinion is the best and all ways well be. Its battery life is good for up to 36 hours and it has all tyhe features that a regular computer has plus more. Also it has snow leopard which is rated one of the fastest operating systems in the world. It also has things like imovie which not only can you watch movies on it you can also edit and make movies on it.

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  69. Austin S. Says:

    I reccomend that the school purchases netbooks for all. Netbooks are almost fully functional laptops, but are much smaller in size and less expensive. Our school also already has much of the software needed for our work on the netbooks, whereas for a device such as the iPod Touch or an iPad, we would have to purchase new software and have to install the software on each individually, as they cannot connect to a broader server. iPads also do not have external hard drive capability, so transfering data would be a bit more difficult. Also, while the iPad does have a nice virtual keyboard, a real keyboard is the easiest way to type.

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  70. Matt J (lil johnny) Says:

    I would have to go with I Pads. Because they are to me the most advanced portable device in todays technology. They are used for many reasons and could benifit very well for the students and staff. Obviously they could save paper bye us taking notes using those instead of paper. and they are also allot cheaper than say a laptop or a desktop.

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  71. Jeff S Says:

    I think we should all get iPads. I say this because they are faster than an iPod touch, but more portable than a computer. They also have a camera and kids couldn’t text during class. I honestly think netbooks are pieces of junk and laptops are not all that portable. I also prefer products made by Apple/Macintosh, but this school wastes a lot of money of Activboards rather than individual items like the iPad, therefor we could not afford a macbook. They are also just $499 (cheaper than a laptop). iPad is the best choice.

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    • Austin S. Says:

      A netbook is just as portable as an iPad and is faster – they can also text with a WiFi connection. Macintosh also does not produce the iPad; that would be Apple.

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      • Jeff S. Says:

        “Macintosh also does not produce the iPad; that would be Apple.”

        That is improper english. It would be, “Also, Macintosh does not produce the iPad; that would be Apple.”

  72. **Kathleen** Says:

    I would want to have a iPad. I would get the second generation. With the iPod Touch, the only thing wrong about it is the screen size. The only problem for me with the smartphone, no matter how bad I want one, it would distract me and run up a bill. I would get a laptop, but the PC’s I already use are fine. I would want an iPad because of its efficiency and the size of it in general. Everything has its place on an iPad. I know what you are thinking, a laptop provides the same thing. But, for me, an iPad would be a better storage place for everything, I would know where everything is. Also, I enjoy the touchscreen. And I know that there are touchscreen laptops, but I would want an iPad for the apps, the storage, and the touchscreen, not that I wouldn’t mind having a laptop or any of the other choices.

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  73. BrAdLEy S Says:

    I think that the school should get smart phones. But they should be of the child’s choice. I have on and i think that they are very good. Also they are very helpful if there is not a computer around . So over all they are a good thing to have around. I think that the school should get smart phones. But they should be of the child’s choice. I have on and i think that they are very good. Also they are very helpful if there is not a computer around . So over all they are a good thing to have around.

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    • **Kathleen** Says:

      I do not agree with having a smart phone… what about texting in class?

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    • Steven V. Says:

      I disagree with kids getting to pick their own phones. They will pick the one that suits their needs more than their educational needs. It will result in people having trouble doing things with their phones others can do easily. There would also be communication issues such as people not understanding something and there phone is to differnt for people to help.

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  74. Savannah M Says:

    I would pick a laptop. I would chose a laptop because that is what we use most in school. iPads don’t have Microsoft Word on them. Microsoft Word is the main thing that we use in school. I wouldn’t choose the iPod touch because it has a tiny screen. I also wouldn’t choose the smart phone because there would be a lot of texting. I wouldn’t chose the iPad because the students would never get focused and they would download apps all of class time and never get any work done.

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    • MarshallW. Says:

      I feel exactly the same.

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    • Jordan M Says:

      I agree Sav. laptops are fully functional.

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    • Olivia B Says:

      I agree because many people wouldn’t pay attention and with a phone all they would do is text. And an iPod Touch would be too small and it would be easier for kids to text or play games during class.

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    • Justin $hepherd Says:

      i agree it is nice to have a big screen and have a keyboard and things but ipods are good the screen is not to small.

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  75. MarshallW. Says:

    I think we should get laptops. They can do all the things Ipads, Itouches, and netbooks can do but they do more than netbooks, and they are as fragile as apple products. Apple products also cost alot if needed to be repaired. The smart phones would be more of a distraction and they can be loud. Laptops can do everything that is needed.

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  76. Ethan B Says:

    I think we should chocie a laptop. One they easy to use. But if we get a smart phone people will have to buy the plan. But peoople can be on something different than the work. And people can can play the games on it. I wish this was true.

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    • Reid H. Says:

      I think that we should all get iphones actually. Because, who doesn’t want a fre iphone. A laptop doesn’t have a very good battery life and it would be pretty hard to keep 20 computers charged in only one room.

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  77. Ryan H Says:

    that’s a good point. net-books are pretty much the same though so i would say there are some agreements.

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  78. DJG Says:

    I think they should get laptops for the school. Because laptops are easy to carry around to each classroom. Some people don’t know how to use the other electronics. A laptop lets you use educational websites. Lots of people can use them easly.

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  79. Cristina T :) Says:

    Well I have two different beliefs/Sides about this topic actually three. First off i think that iPod touches would be great for school use because i think that they are easy to transport and a small thing to keep up with. Although Because of their size it would also b able to loose! Thats why the password part of the itouch comes in handy, But the only way that would work would be if everyone kept their passwords very secret but the teachers probable have to know the password. Also if the teacher knows your password they more than likely will tell your parents, which personally is a major invasion of privacy. My second opinion is the laptop i think laptops would be great. They would be easy to transport and very easy to keep up with. Another thing is laptops also have the locking part to it, Although i still have the same opinion about the whole locking thing as before. I think my final decision is the ipad 2 because i was all the things that an itouch has and also a computer. Another thing i find important is its not huge and it’s not tiny. Overall i think that the best choice is the ipad2 it will make a big difference our learning and our lockers. 🙂

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    • Kalista K. Says:

      I dont think its good to have ipods because of the password or lock that you have to know a certain password like Cristina said because the teachers wont know what the password is and they wouldnt know what you have on it.

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    • William K Says:

      I think the laptop would be the best choice. The i touch is also a good choice it can fit in your pocket. I do not think you can do everything with an i touch that you can do with a laptop.

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    • Baxter B Says:

      why laptops people… go netbooks!!! their soooo much easier
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      • logan s Says:

        i disagree baxter. Netbooks in someways are better but the battery life is limited and also you are limited in amny ways on a netbook

      • Lexie Y. Says:

        I DONT AGREE AT ALL! NETBOOKS ARE SLOW AND DONT HOLD ANY MEMORY…….. USE LAPTOPS!

  80. Ryan H Says:

    i would either want a net-book or an e-reader. the reason i go for net-book is because from experience net-books are good. there are still some things that are bad about them, like they have to have some special attachment on them to do flash drives or CD’s. with e-readers it would make it so people can get good calculators that they need and they can get the text books on them. with these you can’t do flash drives or CD’s. this is good though if you need a book you can buy it for maybe a bit cheaper and you won’t have to spend money on gas to get the books.

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  81. Victor C (:(I) (8I) :) :( :V (:V) (8B) Says:

    I think that schools should get iPads! ‘Cause first of all, they’re awesome! And they can do everything an e- reader, iPod Touch, laptop, and other machines can do. And there is Google safe search that the teachers can put on ’em so that peoples can’t go on anything bad. IPods are too slow and cannot do most of the things laptops do. So iPads are better. And we can buy the iPad2 which is faster, lighter, and 50- hour battery!

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  82. MackenzieA Says:

    I personally would choose a laptop. I feel this way because an i touch could be to small for some students with glasses and the students could be downloading game apps to play on during class which i am sure is not what teachers want. i pads are the exact same kids could be doing what they are not supposed to do on them like playing games. e readers would be good for English but with an e reader you can’t go online and get answers as easily or go on google earth for social studies. Smart phones are definitely not the best way to go you can download apps and make phone calls during class that is also something teachers would not want to have happen. This is why i think that a laptop would be the best direction to take.

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  83. Shiane T. Says:

    I would say the i Pad, because they have bigger screens to type. If kids get big smartphones they could drop them in water, plus the cost of a plain. If they get laptops like the high schoolers do they would go on the internet and get off-track in class. The Netbook doesn’t do as much as a laptop is able to do.I think i pads are the best choice because of the fact that the kids could use the app store to download educational games, even though they could download an app not related to school at all like angry birds, they could go to a website that the teachers on so they can actually see what is going on, because some kids understand things if they look at is them selves. So we can make sure people don’t go on Facebook and all that stuff, the school can do what they do for the computer, they can make the i prism thing available for computers.

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  84. Jacob C. Says:

    I would recommend an Ipad. You can do stuff on it that all of the other things can do and can not do. The Ipad has the biggest screen so then it is the easiest to see small things on it. The Ipad is the biggest so if you loose it, it might be easier to find since it is big. I have used an Ipad and you could do a lot of things on it. There are cheap apps on it for learning.

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  85. cassandra.C Says:

    laptop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because it is better to use a laptop for a lot of people. i think a iPod would get people to ditrscted. it wouldn’t be a good idea if they bought a smart phone because the you would have to get a data plan and stuff like that. a net book wouldn’t be bad but some student will probably break it and they might not use them at all. and i think the other one’s would either get broke or people would steel them from the school. But if we get laptop’s then we cold go on the website do online worksheets and then it would be less of a struggle to grade papers because the the teacher could just see your grade and then write it down in there grade book.

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  86. William K Says:

    I think a laptop would be a good choice. You can do tons of things that have to do with learning on a laptop. You can type essays or papers. Also you can practice math. Thats why i think a laptop would be a good choice.

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  87. Bella M :) Says:

    I think the i-pad is best, because it’s bigger than an i-pod touch. So that means it’s easier to read on and you can probably see words, and things better on the i-pad. I think that the i-pad is better because it’s just like a laptop but touch screen. The i-pad is also fun! So everyone would have fun when they learn. The most important thing is that you wont have to struggle to read.

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    • **Kathleen** Says:

      Bella, I completely agree with your choice of having an iPad! 😀 🙂 No offence to any of the other choices!

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  88. Baxter B Says:

    I choose the netbook. It is the perfect size, it’s small but not as small as an i-pod touch. but it’s not as big as a regular computer… wich is to big for students to carrie around. An Ipad is too hard to type on… for instance if you were to write a paper, it would take forever. You can only type with like two fingers at a time. I have one… and it’s great, but it’s not school practical. Same go’s for the i-phone… you have to get a plan, kids could be texting on them and the teachers woulldn’t know. Therefor I think the netbook is the most practical choice.

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  89. Adam G Says:

    i think we should get laptops. laptops are fun and easy to use. i feel like a laptop is the best way to go because you can have Microsoft office and stuff like that that cant be used on a iPod. If i could make the choice id pick a laptop or a smart phone. Smart phone cause it makes communication easier and would be fun to learn with in class. it might be a lot of money but students are gonna get there moneys worth.

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    • Jacob C. Says:

      I said and Ipad but a laptop is much easier to write on.

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      • logan s Says:

        i agree with you laptops are much easier to type on but ipads also come with short battery life compared to laptops

    • Shiane T. Says:

      but if we get laptops then we have to buy Microsoft office stuff for the computer, more of a waste of the schools money, if they would be buying us all laptops.

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      • Adam G Says:

        yes but we really need Microsoft office anyway because of all the essays and storys we right

      • Victor C (:(I) (8I) :) :( :V (:V) (8B) Says:

        Yeah, but there’s a thing called Open Office for free. So, anotha reason the iPad2 is betta than yo laptop thingy.

      • cassandra.C Says:

        no we could just buy open office

    • Kalista K. Says:

      I agree with Adam G. because on an IPod you dont get things like Microsoft and there isnt a big screen to type on so it would take longer to type essays and papers.

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    • Baxter B Says:

      laptops are too big to carry around, and put in your lockers. I like the features… but not the bigness.

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  90. RobbieH Says:

    I think we should use fones also is because we can do voice recordings and take not.it would be fun to do that.We could also do itouchs to have apps to help us with hw.I would like that alot because we wouldnt do alot of book work.It would be a good cvhange for voyager acaeemy

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    • Adam G Says:

      i think your right having a phone would be fun to use. and getting these devices would be a huge step for this school.

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    • MackenzieA Says:

      yes we could use apps to our advantage, but some kids may be irresponsible and start loading apps for the fun of it and other kids could miss use the smart phones and not use the recording.

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    • Connor H Says:

      I would do phones but i do not gave one.

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    • MackenzieA Says:

      yes we could use apps to our advantage, but there is a possibility that people could be using phones or i touches incorrectly for school purposes.

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  91. macey Says:

    ithink that the ipad is the best choice because you can do everything with it, reading typing and research.

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  92. Connor H Says:

    I think the school should get ipads. The kids pay 100 dollars for it. The itouch is very small in size. So that is why we should get the ipad. Because we do not gave laptop. I think I think ipad are cooler and funner than a laptop.

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  93. Adam S Says:

    Laptops are ok. Ipods are ok. Tvs are really defenly not so ok.Cell phones are not ok.PSP and PSP are not ok.

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  94. Kalista K. Says:

    I think that we should get Laptops. I think this because if you have ipod or Phonwes you might get carried away by the texting or games. On the laptop you have a keyboead and thay is probably more helpful. Also you can hook things up to the Laptop and you could make the screen turn off like we do here in class. Lots of time kinds can be unresponsible and lose the smaller things and then they wouldnt have anything to use in class.

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  95. Macey B Says:

    I think that having an ipad would be the best because you can do all your research and your school work and homework on it. you cant text and you could download an e reader app for reading. ipads can do everything that the other devices do without having to buy them all.

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  96. Jessica S. :) Says:

    I say laptops. They are made for mobile use. So, easy for class change. Plus, you can decorate them with a awesome case and a cool carrying bag. Who wouldn’t want to have one for school?

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    • Shiane T. Says:

      See Jessica if we get laptops we have to get chargers for them too, and i highly think that computers can last for 6-7 hours, and i highly think there isn’t 20 or more outlets in our small class rooms.

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  97. RobbieH Says:

    I think a phone would be good beacuse u could use a cellphone blocker so you cant text or call.

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  98. maegan v Says:

    i think that the ipad is an awesome choice. i feel this w2ay becase it has a bigger touch screen than the ipod or the iphone. they are abit more money than the ipod or iphone but they have a lot better battery. they are very easy to read on. they r easy to type on.

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  99. Ellie W. Says:

    Laptop! i think we sould get the laptop because it can let you have alot of resorses. Also the laptop has a camra to see if the kids are goffing off unlike the other divices that the kids can be distracted by and the teachers will not know. the laptop will be better because it dosnt have the games like the ipod touch.

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  100. Mikayla W Says:

    i think the net book would be one of the best choice. since i have a net book i know how they work. the net book is all tiny so they are real easy to carry. since they’re just like a regular laptop they’re not really anything special. let alone that they are really helpful if you don’t want to lug a big laptop around.

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  101. ethan.p Says:

    Laptops, thats really all I can say.

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  102. AlEx G Says:

    I think the school should purchase itouches for all the students in our school. I think itouches make the best choice because i think itouches would make learning the most fun. People would enjoy having them to work with since most people have worked with itouches or played with them before. The school should get itouches I think students are getting tired of computers. So itouches are the right choice.

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    • Ellie W. Says:

      i argre but, the laptop has a camra and the itouch dosent and since its so fun people are going to be goffing off. the kids can get the games instoredonthe itouch so they could play games when the tachers dont know.

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      • Cristina T :) Says:

        yes it does ellie the itouch has TWO camera’s i know i have the new ipod touch

    • MarshallW. Says:

      Yeah but Itouches are small and can break easily. If your gonna give a bunch of kids the same thing it needs to be sturdy, and their battery life isn’t all that good.

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  103. Lani Lu Says:

    I think the i pad is the best one to get, it basically has all the things you need. It has the internet that you can search on, you can get books downloaded on to it, it holds music and different apps to play with. instead of having a whole bunch on different electronics to carry around with you, you really only need one that does the whole job. You do have to think about the expense, they do charge a monthly fee and if you are not going to use the music or the books on it then you want to think about getting one that doesn’t include the things that you wont use cause then u are paying extra that you will not use. So the i pad IS the most money but the best choice to me. 🙂

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  104. (:Senith B. :) Says:

    I didn’t finish my 5 sentences so, E-readers would be a good choice also because they don’t have as many temptations as other electronics. Depending on the E-reader depending on the temptations. For school I think the Amazon Kindle is nice. It doesn’t have internet or Pandora just for books. It would get the kids listening.

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  105. Skylar M:) Says:

    I think the ipad because it’s basically a Ipod, but it’s bigger and better. You can get all the same apps with learning techniques. You can also see the screen better it’s not small and you have to zoom in just to see one word. It is basically a portable computer smaller and it takes up less space in the classroom or in our book bag. There is also an app on there where you can read books that takes to ereader off the list.

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  106. Alex m =) Says:

    I would take the I pad 2. It is fun to use and has great portability. You can surf the web and get educational apps. I would take the I Pad 2 though because it has a camera and it can face time. This would be the best one. This is the best option.

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  107. Brooke H. >:Y Says:

    I say Laptop.
    They can do just about anything the others can with just a few downloads.
    Besides, laptops take up as much room as the other items. (Except Ipod touches.)
    But anywho, it’s easier to type on the laptop than on and Ipad or Ipod touch.
    My friend has an ipad, and I just hate typing on it.
    It’s not even funny. >:Y

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    • Alex m =) Says:

      NOT TRUE. The Ipod touch yeah ok it takes some getting use to. But only like 2 days. THE IPAD IS PERFECTLY FINE THOUGH. You flip is sideways its the same as a keyboard.

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      • Brooke H. o-e Says:

        (You should rant to Johnny about that. :P)
        The Ipod/Ipads just don’t feel comfy enough, I guess. (Typing feels like hitting your fingertips on a table. 838)
        I can’t tell you how many people I’ve meet who’ll act like if you touch their Ipod, they’ll bite your arm off. o-o I don’t want to think of a school full of people like that.
        o-e No one acts that crazy with laptops. Ipods and Ipads may be good, but I don’t want it to devour our civilization.
        T-T Or me.

  108. Dominick R. Says:

    ipod with the camera so we can video tape our projects. and we can study on it with apps.it more of a fun way to learn… We can also look up informaattion instead of usin a boring computer.

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  109. Garrett H. Says:

    I can’t exactly choose between an i pad or a laptop. They are both very useful tools for learning and fun to use. I think we should get i pads though because it has a lot of features and it would be easier to find things. You could just go through and it would be more organized. That is just my opinion on what we could do. Does anyone agree with me?

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    • alayna c. :) Says:

      i agree with u 2 garret

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    • William K Says:

      I agree with you. They can both be used for learning. The i pad is like a laptop without a keyboard. That is the only difference. I still like the laptop.

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  110. Ian O. :) :( Says:

    I think the I pad is the best. it is very portable and you can get it a cover for protection. It has a touch screen. it is easy to use. the E readers is a bad choice because you can only read on it.

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  111. Aminata J:) Says:

    I think that we should get ipod touches. The reason is because they are expensive but not THAT expensive. I feel like on ipod touches there are more aps on it. Also they aren’t as expensive as ipads and might be easier to haul around. Also the bigger things like laptopand ipads are bigger and have more a chance of breaking.

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    • Savannah G :) Says:

      i disagree w/ u. The iPod touch screen is way to small. I think we should get laptop’s.

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    • Skylar M:) Says:

      I agree with you in a way about the space idea, but think about the screen and how much better you can see the words.

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  112. Savannah G :) Says:

    I think that if our school was able to get one of those i would choose the laptop. i would choose that cause you can type on it and you can get information on the computer to. So i think that the laptop would be the smartest thing to get. Cause the other ones are not as good as the laptop. So i think it would help a lot of people.

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  113. Dominick R. Says:

    ipod with the camera so we can video tape our projects. and we can study on it with apps.it more of a fun way to learn…

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  114. Kaitlyn A. Says:

    I would choose a barnes and noble e-reader. I myself already have one, and could help other students if needed.It has the internet,and the shop. On the shop you can go to the shop.In the shop, you can buy books, magazines, and newspapers. but in a way, since I already have one, I would want a labtop too, rather than an e-reader. On the labtop you can use Microsoft office, and actually write things down. Plus, you can go on the internet.

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    • alayna c. :) Says:

      i agree w/ you kaitlyn.
      🙂

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      • (:Senith B. :) Says:

        I think the E-reader is a good idea, but why laptops. We already have some and 2 computer labs. I think everyone here has an accessible computer at home id needed. E-readers would get us kids inspired to read.

    • alayna c. :) Says:

      i agree w/ you kaitlyn.

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    • Ian O. :) :( Says:

      you only want that because you enjoy reading but if you wanted all the students to be happy then a lot of students do not enjoy reading ^^
      _

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  115. (:Senith B. :) Says:

    I think we should purchase E-readers for all our students. I think it would inspire students to want to read. If we get the nook they could even look up class stuff on them and save music on Pandora if they need it for. Also we could hold textbook in there which is also lighter, than 20 pound textbooks.

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    • Garrett H. Says:

      I think instead of e-readers we should use net books if anything.

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    • Aminata J:) Says:

      I like to read but not all kids like to read and we need something that we’ll be able to do all of our subjects on. But nooks and ereaders mostly only have reading aps on them.

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    • Kaitlyn A. Says:

      Hey,Senith!
      i LOVE to read! I have an e-reader myself, and they’re WONDERFUL! They ARE good, and inspire you to read. The nookcolor would be my own choice,though.On regular nooks you don’t have color. You can ajust the text, and turn the font into a different font.
      Keep on Reading!
      ~kaitlyn a.

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  116. alayna c. :) Says:

    i would choose an netbook. i would choose that because netbooks have the internet. so that you can find lots of info. if u need to.the netbook also is like a laptop. so its portable and stuff. ~ Alayna

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  117. Logan M.S. Says:

    I think we should get the iPad because the kids will enjoy using it and its like a computer but can do different stuff.They are big but not too big. They can be held in your hand and do not take up a lot of space. The iPad can read books and go online and can get educational apps. That is my opinion.

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  118. DOM.M:( Says:

    i agree wit savannsh

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  119. DOM.M:( Says:

    Logan r u gona poast any thing

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  120. Tori C :) Says:

    I think that the school should get everyone IPads. I think that IPads would be the best choice because it has everything the others had and more. The e-reader would not be good because we have books and you can read on the IPad. I dont think that an IPod touch is good because it is to small and the IPad is just the bigger size. I think that i would be hard to deal with everykid having on because you would have to have and ITunes acount and that would be a lot of money to download all the apps. they need.

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  121. luke B Says:

    i think the ipad. because the i pad is better then all the other choices. they are also big so they would be hard to loose. the also have better key board after u get used to it. it has a touch screen so it is awsom.

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  122. Marjorie W. Says:

    If I would have to choice a divice for every student in the school to have it would be an ipad. I chose the ipad becasuse the screens are bigger then the ipod so it will be easier to see and use. It would be a great to use the ipad in school but I think that you should at least be in middle school to have one. Im not saying this beacasue im in middle school but becasuse some of the kids in elementary school might not be responcible enough.

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  123. matt m. Says:

    I think we should get iPads for all the students in our school. I realize they cost more money than an iPod touch but i think the iPad has more advantages. First of all, it has a much bigger screen. Number two, the iPad has a library application so when you click on it, you can read books. Thirdly, like the iTouch, the iPad is light and portable.

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  124. Kelsi C. Says:

    I think that we should get the iPad. I think that we should get the iPad because it has alot of applications. The applications can be used for math, science, history, and reading. I think that it would be very for our school to have iPads. I think it would be really fun too!

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  125. Chandler F Says:

    Even though laptops may be cheaper, I think they should get IPads. The IPads are very new, and very smart. They are also very hands-on, and you could be able to show a great presentation about how to use them. It lets the kids have the freedom of using different apps to help their skills improve in all subjects. It would be useless to get the ITouch because the IPad is a bigger, better version of that. You can always get people to donate money, or find other ways to raise money to get them.

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  126. Mark B [ - ; Says:

    I think you should get the e-reader. You cant trust all these dumb kids to actually do their work on a ipod or something and not just play games. The reader thing would be cooler than reading some lame book and you could have lots of books on it. The school already has computers that work fine so there is no need to buy newer ones. the e-reader would be better because there are less ways to play with it.

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  127. Bryson W :D Says:

    if that happend, i would say a ipad. everyone would be excited bout that. everyone has used a laptop before. also the screen is really big on the ipad and there is more memory than an ipod touch. over all of the stuff, i feel like this is the best choice. also the internet takes a little while to load so youcouldnt get away with off topic stuff.
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  128. Meg VH Says:

    We should get the iPad because the iPad is a iPod Touch, Laptop (without the keyboard), but there is no phone on it. That would be the best choice because the new iPad even has a camera. The iPad can do multiple things which would be very useful to students at a school. You could explore the internet, check your email, research for a project, or but things down on the calender. We should get the iPad because it can do the most things, it is also very portable.

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  129. Megann H Says:

    I think that we should get a laptop. A laptop is more user friendly, and youu can havee more windows open at once. An ipad would be fun to use, but they are expensive and i think that people would be off task more often beacuse of the apps. Also, people keep on saying that the text is biggerr on an ipad, um well, a laptop’s text is just as big. So, i think we should all have laptops.

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    • TedB Says:

      Ipad first generation can be bought for way less than a laptop and has most of a laptop’s features, and many more.

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      • Lexie Y. Says:

        No that is so wrong laptops can do way morre than a ipad…. I asked mscomputerteacher, she said i am right.

    • Bryson W :D Says:

      about the apps, you have to download the apps and our teachers are EXTREAMLY smart and could block downloading apps somhow!

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    • Ashlyn W. Says:

      I kinda agree and kinda disagree. I’d agree because it is just as big as an iPad, you can have more windows open, but it’s not any easier to stay on task with a computer because it’s just as tempting to get on the internet as it is to use other apps when your not supposed to. Also, on a computer, it might take more time and you might not be able to get to some of the same programs as on the iPad. It’s easier to get apps and have them whenever you need them, then constantly typing in the same thing over and over and over again.

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    • Bryson W :D Says:

      also you can have more tabs on a pabtop

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  130. TedB Says:

    I believe that the Ipad would be the best choice. You can find the first generation for a lot less money than the second generation. This would be better than the itouch because the itouch’s screen is too small. The Ipad has many benefits such as an almost regular sized touch screen keyboard. Some other benefits include that the Ipad is as fast, or even faster than the school computers, it is light, not as expensive as a computer, and who doesn’t like a touch screen computer?

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    • Caleb Trueheart Says:

      I disagree Ted, iPad would be the worst choice ever! Even the first generation, cost alot of money!!

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  131. Ashlyn W. Says:

    What about a Nook? I’d choose a nook because I like reading on list I would choose e-reader (because I like to read on it) or an iPad. Everyone loves an iPad. That way, with the iPad, we could do pretty much anything the teacher’s doing on the board or activeboard. I’d be excellent for taking notes, watching videos related to what we’re learning, have practice apps, etc.
    So, lets all get iPads!

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    • Savannah H :) Says:

      You cant get one th internet with a nook… or type you can only read and wet dont just read all day. We go onto the computer and type.

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    • Meg VH Says:

      I agree with you. The iPad is the perfect device to get for students at a school.

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    • Marjorie W. Says:

      I really like the idea of having a nook!!:) *good idea*

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  132. DOM.M:( Says:

    i think we should get i ad smart. because it has more resorces on it. and u can get diff apps on it on helping you. and i personaly think it is more high tec.

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  133. Hal K Says:

    I would suggest that we get the Ipads. they are very useful for almost all reasons. Every kid would be able to purchse their own e-reader as an app. also I pads come with many different apps that you can download. They have alot of memory and can even be used to store projects and such.

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    • TedB Says:

      I agree with you. You can do projects on it because it has pages- apple’s version of word(way better than word), and it also has microsofts version of powerpoint and exel. These programs are better than the microsoft ones, and are way more user friendly. My dad even uses it for work.

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  134. Savannah H :) Says:

    I think the studets should get an iPad because it has almost all of the functions needed for school. It has the internet and eductaional games that allow you to learn while having fun. They can watch videos needed and access the daily new. Alothough i dont know if the ipad has a microsoft sort of application…

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  135. Lexie Y. Says:

    I would choose the ipad because of the things it can do. It has so many apps that a school could use.

    Wich one would you choose mrscomputerteacher….

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    • mscomputerteacher Says:

      Great question, Lexie! I’m also up for spending our money the smartest way possible. I really like the iPads but they are relatively expensive and can’t do as many things as a laptop. Here we have something called a terminal server that works very well with netbooks. Netbooks are also not very expensive. Keep in mind that many students will drop or break any device we give them, and because of this I vote to not sink a lot of money into something expensive. My final vote is the netbook.

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  136. Jacob K. T. Says:

    I believe that we should get laptops be cause they would allow are teachers not to waste paper. A lot of kids who lug around five or one huge binder all day would very happy. We could have class with kids even if there are sick with a webcam plus with kids at other shools. also younger kids would learn to use todays tech

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  137. Diante P. 21 Says:

    I think that a lap-top is better. the reason why is that a lap-top i s cheaper. A lap-top is better to because you can find better ways to use it.

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  138. alex s Says:

    The ipad is a some what of a bad idea becaues you don’t get the word document. It cost alot more money. it doesn’t hold that much battery compared to a laptop. The ipad is a good gaming system. It’s fun to play on but a bad idea for school. That is if you were able to disable all of the games and apps. Then it would be good.

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  139. Alexis =) Says:

    I think our school should have ipod touches. I think we should have those because they have educational games and trivia about the world. If we had ipod touches I dont think we would be distracted because all those learning games would make us smarter and keeps us focus. Ipods are much better than laptops because they have a lot of great things on it that would be hard to get on a laptop. Thtas why I think we should have Ipod touches

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  140. Cailin R. (: Says:

    I think a laptop would be the best option. i think it is the best option because it has good programs like Microsoft that allow you to type papers easily. i also think they’re the best option because they are very user friendly and i think that almost everyone knows how to use a computer. i wish my school would have enough money to give us new, functional laptops! that’s what i think the best option is.

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  141. Mari M. Says:

    I would have to say a netbook. I say that is cause I am a proud owner of a netbook. There Cheap and small so there easy to carry around with you. The netbook is like a laptop but there. There is one problem with a netbook. netbooks don’t have a CD drive. So to sum it up if Voyager were to give everyone a electric device then I would have to say a netbook.

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  142. Jack C Says:

    I think that the ipad is the correct electronic for school because it is fairly big, easy touch screen, readable, and easy to work with. It is expensive but I think it would be worth it. Ipads dont require as much as say a smartphone because all you really need is wi-fi, with a smartphone you would need a cell phone plan, it isn’t as easy to read as a ipad is.

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  143. Nicole L Says:

    I would choose the ipad because its pretty much a computer. Its fun and its easy and im sure kids would enjoy using it. Also you can get apps that can help you with school. An ipad is pretty much a touch screen computer, its smaller and easy to get it around and fun at the same time.

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  144. Chris S :) Says:

    I would choose the ipad it’s the best choice. If you take all the other tools and put them together you would have an ipad. Plus it has a big screen so it’s easy to see what your doing. You could do all of these things on an itouch too but the ipad has a bigger screen. Plus you could save a lot of paper. You could email your assignments to your teacher and you could use the online textbooks.

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  145. thomas s 0_0 Says:

    i think that we should all get smart phones because we can do everything on them. Plus if the phones are small an we can fit them in our pocket. Another reason is that we could work the phone easier because lots of teens know how to use the phones.A problem with the ipad is it is really big. netbooks would work though so i guess smart phones and netbooks would work the best. ipod touch is a good way to get work done to soooooo all in all i think that the smart phone,netboook, and itouch would work the best.

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  146. Christian W Says:

    I think a IPad will be best because of the features. First you can go on the internet to research. Second you can download any book you want for a project. Last you can use it as a calculator and if you want for music since some people like me work better with music so I’m not in absolute silence. That is why I want IPads to be used for our school.

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  147. Aften W. Says:

    I would recomend everyone in our school to recieve an Ipad. I chose an Ipad because it is more advanced than a laptop, and things like an Itouch or Ipod is a little too small and i would think that people would lose them too easliy. And an Ipad is a good size and there are many new apps that you can chose from.

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  148. Anonymous Says:

    I think that our school should have Ipod touches. I think we should have Ipod touches because its just like a computer and they had a lot of educational things on it. For example it has games like spelling , math problems, and trivia about the world. If we had these Ipod touches I don’t think we would get distracted and it will help us with our education. That’s why i think we should have Ipod touches.

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  149. Matthew G Says:

    I would say the laptop is a good idea to use. Cause you can do alot more on it. And it has a bigger range of info that you can use. And its easy to use for who never used the other devices.

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  150. Seth T. Says:

    I’d choose the laptop, because it has it’s own portable charger, that you can plug into the wall if your battery is almost dead. But the only disadvantage of a laptop is if the school doesn’t have Wi-Fi. And the laptop is big enough to where you can’t lose it.

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  151. Sydney J. Says:

    I think that our school should purchase ipads for everyone. I think its easy to use because it works like a ipod touch and most of all the students know how to use them. The ipad i think is a good mixture of computer and ipod touch. I think the ipod touch is to small to write stories on. Which i think would be a main use for our electronics for school.

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  152. Kayley P:p Says:

    I think we should either get a laptop or a ipad. They both are really good tec. devices and they are both portable. But I have to go with the laptop becaus eof all the things you can do and how teachers could easly go in your computer and see what you have done. Some of the upsides to the laptop is as i said it’s portable, it’s a good tec. device, and for the teachers, they can look in the computers memory to see what you have done. So i have to go with the laptop.

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  153. Kaylee J Says:

    i think everyone should have an iPad. It can be educational to go to a browser (internet) and look up things. You can also buy or get education apps for free. i think the iPad should be regular size. i think it is big enough. the iTouches are really small and they would get lost easily.

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  154. Mackenzie C. :) Says:

    If we where to have the choice I would choose the iPad. The iPad is more expensive but I think it is better than all the other choices. The key board is larger and the text us bigger. On the iPad touch or smartphone the text is smaller and the key board is smaller. If the keyboard is small then I will get frustrated and barley use it! The netbook and laptop woul be okay but we already have over 100 computers/laptops in this school. The iPad has many choices that the laptop and netbook may not have. Even though I don’t like the iPod touches they are smaller and they use less storage space. They might be easier to lose though. So either way they both have their good things and they both have their bad things. By that I mean the iPad might have a bigger keypad but the iPid touch might have different apps.

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  155. Regina R. :) Says:

    I would recamend IPads to us because IPads are like IPod touches exept bigger. All of the student can us them. Even the 4th graders can use them. The other things some of them we have. Like laptops and netbooks.

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  156. Melissa B. :) Says:

    I think we should get IPads to use for school! We should use ipads for school,beacause we hae perfectly good computers here, but they don’t have/ don’t do what ipads can do. They would be great learning tools, that can also teach us more about todays technology, and how to use it correctly. IPads, will also be a greatway to keep us students busy and interested in actually doing our work, and learning. If we ever get iPads at this school, I think more people will be here, and they might even start caring about their education:)

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    • Mackenzie C. :) Says:

      I totaly agree with the “The other things some of them we have. Like laptops and netbooks.” We have over 100 computers in this school already!!!

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    • Mari M. Says:

      I agree maybe I pads might help education. Also when your done with test you can use that to entertain your-self.

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  157. Josh C Says:

    i think that ipads r better. bc they r 2 big. i think that i pads r cooler. n smalller. i think tht they r better.

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  158. Nelson W. Says:

    But i also like Ipads… I change my mind i want Ipads they are light weight and they fit better into your bookbag.

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    • Cailin R. (: Says:

      i think you should’ve stuck with computers. they’re more user friendly.

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    • Reid H. Says:

      But you can carry an iphone in your pocket. So you won’t even need a backpack.

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    • Lexie Y. Says:

      I dont agree, i like the laptop because it can do way more than a ipad and you can get them to were they are light wight and small in size.

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  159. spencer D Says:

    we should get ipads. they can get school apps. they are big unlike ipods.the other thing we could get would be smart phones cause you can text notes. and those are the 2 things i wish we had for school

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    • Lexie Y. Says:

      no, we should do laptops because they can do way more than ipads and others… and really who whonts to TEXT notes! NOT ME!

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  160. Garrett F Says:

    I think that if the school could afford to buy everyone one of these, I would say they should go with Smartphones. The reason is because the are small, light, and ultra portable. I have one and they are good to download apps which can be educational. Also you have a nice internet browser where you can research what you are learning in class. You could download apps so you could have a full arsenal of apps for each of your classes.

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    • JoAnna J Says:

      Yeah, but students would text each other in class while the teachers thought they were working on their phone.!1!!!!

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      • Madison K. Says:

        That’s very true JoAnna! The screens are also very small on smart phones and they’re harder to see when you’re on the internet.

  161. Nelson W. Says:

    I sudgest laptops. They are portable and you can conect it to a printer. The people that say they dont have a computer at home will have one.The problem is that people would play games. We need laptops so we wont have all this equipment on the tabels and so we can have more space to do our paper work if we need the internet for it.

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  162. Chaz C. Says:

    I think the laptop is all we will need. If we have laptops they can do what ever u need and they can do what the others can to. Just if u have a i pod or something than you would have to watch to make sure people are doing there work and not playing. Also that they might try to steel the other stuff because its newer than maybe a laptop that we would get. We can use the laptops when ever we need them. If you needed to bring it home you could but you would have a limite on how long you get to keep it and if you when over that limite than you would have to pay a fee. The I pods and stuff are also alot easier to loose if you brought it home and here to. Thats why i think if we get anything thats what we should get.

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  163. Christian Q Says:

    I think that laptops are the best fit for the school. You can almost do everything on a laptop, that you can do on any other device. I think most students would want a laptop other than iPod’s, or Ipad’s. I would like to have a computer and do all my work and have my notes and it would be easier to use. Computers would be a great way to use the money for the school.

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  164. Rebecca L :D Says:

    i think our school should have the i pad. they have alot of good school apps. also there so big that you wouldn’t be able to loose it easily. also if we had phones for ery one people would probably text trough class and not do alot of work. i see why gettig a ipod touch wopuld be better cause its cheeper, but you can loose that very easily and they dont have as many good apps. also they alot easier to work on and easier to see.

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  165. Mackenzie R. :) Says:

    i think that out of those options we should definitaly go with the … i-pad. i have an i-pad and i-pod i think the i pad is better. you can read better on it you can take notes easier. also an i-pad would be much harder to just put in your pocket and walk out with. i think it would be a waste of money to buy anything other than the i-pad. it is portibal and practicacal. the i-pad in my choice is the best choice for schools.!!!!!

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    • Mackenzie C. :) Says:

      Agreed!!! 😀 I didn’t thonk of that…people could walk out witht them. Although iPod touches are smaller to store!!

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  166. Marisa J.(: Says:

    I would get the Ipad because it not only has books it can have active game. You could also do the Ipod touch because even though they are small they have active games. I don’t think that an Ipod touch has books but I kow that an I pad has books and games. So you could add books that we can learn withy and have games too. Wouldn’t you agree thy almost are the same, just not in size? That is why I choose an I pad.

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  167. TEEJAY B. Whas Here(: Says:

    Well if that was acuattly real that we found enough money to buy for a technology device, that would be awesome. but if we did have enough money i think we should ghet a Ipod touch. The reason why is getting an Ipad is most likely going to cost way more then the schools budget. an ipoid is just enough, nand not to much. it has the apps you need to learn, then keep moving. hat is why i think we should ghet an Ipod.

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    • Marisa J.(: Says:

      It makes alot of scence but wouldn’t an Ipod touch be easy to loose not like an ipad but they still work the same so it kinda goes both ways.

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    • JoAnna J Says:

      Ahhh but they said that “what if” they had the money for it!!!!!!!!! The whole part of the exercise here is not to worry about the money issue in our school’s uhh electronic program!

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  168. JoAnna J Says:

    I would recommind the use of Ipads. They are easy to work and big enough to see on. You can get alot of use out of it. You could upload books and games to help learn on. The use of these would apply to teens in the sense that they are recent electronics, but also teachers would be able to save paper. Most Ipod touches do almost the same thing as an Ipad. The main difference is, it is smaller. The screen is harder to see on. On an Ipad, it would be a bigger screen so much easier to interact on. You could have interactive games, apps to make your work more organized, textbooks in digital form, and homework assignments on the Ipad.

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  169. Wyatt Young Says:

    i think that we should use Ipads. those are like a combination of all the choices. you can down load books. you can have a bigger screen for presentation. the only thing you can’y do is call people but you don’t need that in school. an ipad is like all of the choices crammed into one and bigger than a iphone.

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  170. Arianna C. [: Says:

    I’m thinkin’ an iPad for the students. An iPod, is okay but it seems to small to be able to do things on. An iPad is big enough so you can read things on it, or play educational games on. & they are fun to play on, if you find the fun educational games. I think this would be a step up from just computers! (:

    ~AriannaC (:~

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    • TEEJAY B. Whas Here(: Says:

      okay well that is treu, but dont u think ipads would b a lil expensive for the school. i mean if a school was going to get a device i mean they should atleast have a budget…

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      • Arianna C. [: Says:

        hahah. i mean if we ever got the money to get any device we wanted, DEFINITELY the iPad. (:

    • Marisa J.(: Says:

      That is exatly what I was thinking Arianna. The Ipod touch is good but an I pad has more to it.

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    • Mackenzie R. :) Says:

      i agrre the i pad is the best choice to me aswell. the i pad is just realy small it kinnda hurts my eyes. they have all of the same features only bigger or smaller. and im going with a bigger screan.

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    • Melissa B. :) Says:

      I agree completely:)

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  171. Stephen W. Says:

    I think that we should the iPad because they have really great apps for school and education. Calculator, homework help, and EOG practice. These three things are all you need to pass your grade level.

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  172. Kiki kikiikikikiki kika Says:

    i think the ipad would be the best option because it is really fancy. it has alot of applications and is like a computer. it does not have as many things to do on it but it is extremely nice. the ipad is very new and is just like a huge ipod touch. the ipad has a few downside parts though. it is very expinsive and if you are not careful with it then you could break it. an ipad is teh future and we will end up usuing ipads more than anything else.

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  173. Kai Says:

    The choices given are so popular and very advance pieces of technology in the technical world, that for me it is hard to pick one. But since I have to choose one I would recommend the i-Pad. One reason is because it’s touchscreen (something commonly used in teen society) and it is very light weight. By it being light wait and easy to carry its not such a hassle for students to navigate around with and use. You can also have numerous apps which can help with a task that may enhance the students understanding ability on that topic. So I believe the i-Pad has plenty to offer and its the greatest choice.

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  174. Omar R. Says:

    If we had had the the choice i would want the iPad. It has a lot of good apps. It is big so it wouldn’t be easily be lost. it would be hard to lose compared to the iPod touch. its got a big screen so you can see the writing better. you can type on it too.

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  175. Megan S. Says:

    I would recommend that the school purchase iPad’s. They have so many great qualities to them. There are apps for educational values. It can connect to the internet. You can type papers on it. You can also create projects, which is very helpful in a project based school. This is why the iPad is the best choice out of all the electronic devices.

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  176. Nia W. Says:

    What I would pick is the Ipad because I always wanted one. Also i would recommend the ipod touch too. Because these apps have the all the ability and free stuff here too. It would be nice that we can just come into class and log on into the Ipad or Ipod Touch that would be nice. The ipad will be nice but will cost a whole lot of money and i think tome too. The reason why i said that because you will have to get a deal with the money it costs per student. But most of all it would be a nice and school sytem to have

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  177. Daniel Cole Says:

    I think we should deffinetly get smarphones. I have had a smartphone before, and they are really nice. You can get on the internet wherever you go. You can text, surf the web, do emails, and get apps from the Market, or App store to get even more possibilities. You can have 3G coveage everywhere and not have to worry about wifi conection. Also if your wifi connection at school is very strong then you can switch from 3G to wifi in seconds. If you only have wifi than you dont have the portable capabilities. The Ipad is just really big and is not portable like a smartphone. The smartphone will fit in your pocket and can do even more than you can on anything else. Also the smartphone is more advanced. The ipad has only been out for a year, the smartphone has been out way longer.

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  178. Josh E. Says:

    I recommend that the school purchase the iPad for every student. My reason for this is that you can do everything on there that you want you can even type so you wouldn’t need a computer. Also you can go on the Internet so you still wouldn’t need a computer. But one bad thing about this is that it costs a lot of money so you would have to have an very big fund raiser. Also an iPod touch would be too small and it wouldn’t be as easy to use. But on an iPad you can see everything as easily as you can on a computer screen. Well those are my reasons for why the school should buy an iPad for every student.

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  179. Christina Joy Full Says:

    I think that we should get smartphones because the teacher could text the student and ask them questions and the student could text back and answer the question. Plus if we get smartphones we could text ourself the homework assignments, and I’m pretty sure that more students would start to do there homework if they were notified by a text. I know that I would do my homework if I were notified by a text.

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    • JoAnna J Says:

      But, if you text the question, other students wouldn’t learn from other kids’ mistakes. The whole point of talking to students on questions outloud is for other students, as well as the student who was asked the question, to learn if the answer said was wrong. Instead of the teacher going over the same mistake/question twenty or more times, mostly, the teacher only has to go over it 1-4 times depending on the students listening. Also, it would be way harder to text all of the students the answer/question than to just say the answer aloud. Even if the text itself had spaces for more that one person to get the text, there wouldn’t be 20 spots for receptants.

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      • Rebecca L :D Says:

        yea, most kids wouldn’t do the work on their phone they would use it for texting their friends. they would text back to the teach probably but the fact that they would do their homework on thier phone, thats not a smart idea!

  180. Lauren F Says:

    If students could have access to any device, it should be an IPad. I have the IPad two at home, and there is a lot of things that can be done with it. The IPad combines a Mac, a phone, and an iPod. You can type through pages and keynote, that’s like Word and PowerPoint. While you’re typing, you can listen to music. The IPad also has IBooks where you can read any book you want. The IPad is a small computer that is easy to learn how to work. IPad’s are the devices all students should get!

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    • Hope G(: Says:

      i disagree with you Lauren. i think that the Ipad would be a huge distraction to students. it might do all that cool stuff, but how many students do you know that would actually do work on it? none that i can think of. Most would want to play games and listen to music. Thats’ why i think the netbook is a better choice.

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  181. Kayci P. Says:

    I prefer an ipad. Simply becuase you can do more things on an ipad rather than a let’s just say laptop. Although the ipad cost more you would get way more out of them. Ipad make things fun and laptops to me are just bring and i want something new. But as i said before they are more expensive and the student would have to pay more if somthing were to happen to the ipad but it would be easier.

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  182. Robyn B. Says:

    I think that we should get the iPad, because we can do many things on them. They also have a reader and electronic bookstore on them, so it would be easier to make sure everyone had a copy of the book that we are reading. It also might cut down on the costs of books. Also, there are plenty of academic games and apps on there, so that’s a plus. If I were picking a second choice, I would pick a laptop. Laptops are very useful, and you can type and research on them.

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  183. leidy Says:

    i would choose a laptop. the reason why i would choose a laptop is because i don’t know much about the other technologies. laptops are really useful, depending on the type of laptop, you can put on all kinds of applications and stuff… i don’t think any type of iPhone would be good, because they’re small and could get lost really easily. i have never heard of any of the other devices. i don’t know anything about iPads, i’ve never seen one before. laptops would be the best choice if we were offered a technology to use.

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  184. Joe R Says:

    I would like an i pad or a lap top. Laptops have lots of power and a webcam. I pads are nice and compact, and also have a camera. I don’t think we should have an i pad because you have to recalibrate it. A smart phone would be nice because they are super small and if you loose it you could call it. I would prefer a smart phone over a i pad. So, in between a smart phone and a lap top.

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  185. TiffanyMM Says:

    I would say an ipad because the kids can carry them around everywhere and it is easy to carry around and light other than the laptop which is kind of a lot of work to carry from class to class.

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  186. Harrison S Says:

    If we could choose a electronic device for our school would definitely choose an Ipad. One of the many reason I would choose an Ipad because I have personally used one and they are amazing. Even the first’s one’s that came out were good because my mom has one and they don’t glitch hardly ever and they are very user friendly. I think that all of the other options could be done on the Ipad. For example the Ipad as an app that can do everything the e-reader can do.

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  187. Jake Hofmann Says:

    I would want to get iPad, because it is larger than a ipod, and you more easily learn from it. It is also interactive, so that you can learn while working. Also music, which is important, can be listened to more readily from an iPad. Music is a way that I concentrate. It helps me focus. It also has an internet browser, and the processor is extremely fast.

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  188. Kinsey B Says:

    I would recommend getting every student a netbook. They’re small and portable which makes it easy for the students to take them to every class. They can do everything a laptop can but are much easier to carry around. ITouches are too easy to lose and so are SmartPhones. On iPads, kids could spend their time playing games instead of paying attention. And on e-readers, all you can do is read. For all of these reasons, I think the best choice would be the netbook.

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    • Hope G Says:

      I would get tired of typing on such a tiny keyboard…

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    • Hope G(: Says:

      i completely agree with you Kinsey! we would have all these things going on around us with kids playing on Ipads and whatnot and we would never learn anything! i think that the netbook is the smartest choice for the school and for the students.

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  189. Aaron A Says:

    I think that the i pad is better because it is bigger then a i pod you can listen to music on it. You can get on the internet and when done with your work have ESPN mobile on it. You can take notes with it. It has a calculator on it. You can play interments on it. It is cool because you can all so do your homework. You can also email your teacher about the homework.

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    • Aaron A Says:

      Plus with the smartphone people can text other people the answer! With the lap top people can IM the answers

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  190. Joe Winfrey Says:

    I think iPads should be bought. I say this because ipads are very useful and have a lot of apps. I also like the ipad very much and i think they would be very helpful to students. There are a lot of apps that could help students with there academic skills. I also want an iPad. So those are my reasons that the school should buy iPads

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  191. Emma O. Says:

    I think that we should get IPods. They are more portable and they also will cost less than the IPad. You can also get online on them and you can also listen to music on them. I think that this will be a good choice for our school… i also think that we should be able to trust the students. I think that in reality we should be able to raise enough money to actually buy all of this stuff.

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  192. Cassie M(: Says:

    I would probably recommend the IPad, because of many reasons. I would choose this, because it is very similar to a Ipod and a Laptop, so you can use it for many different things, besides a Ipod or Laptop. It has some really good apps for it, and you can use it for typing too. Laptops, aren’t really as important, because you dont have apps that you can use on them, they are just mainly there for internet use. Smartphones aren’t helpful for anything except using certain apps and texting your answer into the teacher. If you get caught text anyone else, you will get it taken away too. E- Readers are only useful for reading, so you cant use them all of the time. Netbooks, are just smaller sized computers, and once again, computers are really only useful for internet use. Thats why I think the IPad is the most useful, because you can use it for more than one thing, which is Internet, Apps, Calculator, Music, etc.

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  193. J R Outlaw Says:

    this would be really cool for this to happen, to bad we have to imagine. :”( i would choose for the school to buy smart phones. our teachers could text the students a question to think about over the weekend. they could also text us to tell us that we need to look at the website, there’s a new link or that kind of stuff. students could also text, or call each other to talk over how to do stuff if they need any help. there’s apps that help you be organized for school. we could also get assignments done easier and faster on the go with 3G wireless connection.

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    • Madison K. Says:

      That’s a good idea, but would you really want the teachers texting you on the weekend? I know I wouldn’t!

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  194. Jenna Leonard Says:

    Well i personally think we should all get i pads or laptops because they are basically the same thing they would allow us to have internet and different helpful educational programs.
    i am 100% opposed to netbooks or e-readers because the more we read from them the less we will actually read books. reading real books is a way different experience than reading electronic ones. the ipad will provide us with apps and those provide amazing educational value.

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  195. Kevin K. Says:

    the I-pod, I-pad, smartphone, and e-readers are too small exeipt the I-pad. these things can get lost too easily so the laptop is better. the only down-side of a laptop is that they are fragil like the other divices, but those other divices can have speacial caces that laptops don’t. still I think that the laptop is better because overall it is more aportiple.

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  196. Sabrina K. Says:

    The technology i think we should use is the smartphones. we should use the smartphones because then students have the ability to write down notes on there. Also, it could be better to help students in math with their graphing. Not just math, but to help students with their spelling skills.

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  197. Johnny F. Says:

    I think that the itouch would be the best choice to use in school. I think this because of the ability to use apps on it. There are apps that allow you to read books, go on the web and there is no risk of someone trying to call someone else. Ipads are just enlarged itouches and netbooks are just smaller laptops, there are books in our class rooms. I just don’t think that netbook, laptop, iPad, smartphone, or e-reader would fit the job like an itouch. Netbooks and Laptops just allow you to go on the web. E-reader just allows you to read books. Smartphone allows you to get the apps, but there is to much of a risk of calling people. iPad is just an enlarged itouch and costs way more, so GO ITOUCH!

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  198. SAMW. Says:

    I think we should get the I -POD toches. I pick this one because people like me work faster leasoning to music. I also pick it because we can get educational games on it.It will be great to have but the yonger grades might leave it somewhere, not find it.Then the school might have to buy a nother one for that student. I think if a student lost an i pod the person will have to pay the school for the money.And the i pod toch is a lot cheaper than the other stuff.

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  199. Katie M :) Says:

    Well….. It would be the way to go for me… THE PAD!!!!!!! The IPads are just to me so much more convent than the iPod. Plus for those who can’t read tiny text (yes that is me) you can see it much better. I mean nobody likes e-readers anyway. Well… at least i don’t. The smartphones would just distract some people from there work. Laptops… well couldn’t you just get the kart from the hock house?

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  200. Matthew S. Says:

    I would rather get smartphones. Smartphones have the capabilities of a computer like browsers or applications so you don’t have to carry a huge laptop. The smartphones have e-reader apps so you can read and don’t an e-reader around everywhere. Ipod touches could be a good choice but their fragile. Ipads are like a tablet computer but still big. A smartphone is pocket-friendly and portable. Smartphone maker examples are Apple, Motorola, RIM, LG, Samsung and Google(Nexus S).

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  201. Josh K C Says:

    I think we should get an I-pad because you can use an app for books and I am a really big reader. Teachers can also send the assignments to our I-Pads so we can do them. We can also use the internet to help with projects and go to Voyagers homepage to look at the homework for the night. I don’t think we should use laptops because I think there to big and hard to carry on the go. I also think that the laptop doesn’t have apps for education or reading apps. The I-pad is also more portable than the laptop too.

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  202. eric Says:

    i think that ipods would be nice to have in school it would be allot funner then work books and paper, i think we would learn more and school would be alot funner, they are not to much and they are not to small or big eather i think ipods could make a big differens in the world

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  203. tyler.b Says:

    I think the laptop is the best. It can do everything all the others can do. You can also use it for research. You can also look up educational websites. It also doesn’t need constant recharging. That is why I want the laptop.

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    • Matthew S. Says:

      My laptop(Sony Vaio EB series) only runs for 3 hours. Yes, it does require constant recharging. Besides, it is too big. Ipods and Smartphone are better.

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    • Carli R Says:

      iPad’s have just as long of a battery life as laptops do.

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  204. Jordan C. Says:

    I think that the school should get iPads. These would probaly be the most efficent. It’s more portable then a laptop and has a library feature. That’s the netbook and more. Instead of forming a line at computers to research we could use our iPads. The iPad would also have a keyboard to practice typing. Can’t you see the logic behind the school buying iPads for the students.

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  205. Kyndal :P Says:

    I think the Ipod or the Ipad. The Ipod has a lot of cool apps that we can use to help us learn. Also the Ipad because it also has a lot of apps but it can also teach us how to use higher class tec. The only problem I have with the Ipad is tou can not just put it in your pocket like an Ipod.

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  206. Kevin K. Says:

    I think that the laptop is the best choice because it is apordible, allows internet, has microsoft, it is easier to use and it is just plain awsum. 🙂

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  207. Corey H. Says:

    I would choose the Ipad. Its easy to use and you can purchase many diffrent apps on it. They are also easier to read on as well. They maybe a little expensive but they have long batterie lifes. The touch screen and it being bigger than the Iphone makes it easier to type on too. This is why I would choose the Ipad.

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  208. Mandy Y. (:> Says:

    I hope one day that we can get an iphone because i think that it will be more useful. we can have the internet, Music, Pics, Apps to help with school work. I want to be able to have a phone at school, then if an emergency happens, i jan just use the phone. I think over all the Iphone is more useful in school.

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  209. Delaney H. Says:

    I would chose laptops. I think since you have the internet you could listen to music like an ipod can do. You could also play games like an ipod can do. Plus you have Microsoft office and with ipods, e-readers, smartphone, and ipads you cant have that feature. And with ipads, smartphones, etc you cant save actual documents. So there are many more features on a computer.

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  210. adam p Says:

    I choose the ipad because it more cooler and much faster.

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  211. Brian D Says:

    The school should get I Pads for the school. I Pads are more efficient than other devices. I t has internet so the students could watch a video on You Tube about multiplication or find a model of the digestive system. The school could also get lap tops. They’re easy to carry around and it’s light weight.

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  212. whitney b. :) Says:

    i think that the Ipad would be the best device.
    -the Ipad can have many things on it.
    -the reader on you cant do anything else but read on it.
    -you have more apps on the Ipad.
    – Most laptops would be to big.
    -The laptops would be very expensive.
    i believe that the Ipad i very efficient and it is not that expensive. plus you can do a hole lot more on it than a computer or a reader. most schools already have computers, so you don’t need to to have another computer in your school. i also think that a Ipad is a computer, but you can use it for a hole lot more than a computer.

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  213. Courtney T. Says:

    I think they should get the I-Pads because you can buy apps that are for school. Also there are more apps you can get on a I-Pad than on a laptop of net book. The I-Pods screen is too small. On the I-Pad you can make diagrams, search the web, and it is easier to carry than a huge binder or binders. On the I-pad you can read books, see if you have homework, and you can do many more things. If I had one for school, I would get books and more apps for educational reasons.

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    • Logan D(: Says:

      i agree that an i touch screen is way to small. probably kid would end up loosing them at some point. I like how you said that we could make diagrams, especially with what weve been doing in computer with charts lately.

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  214. Stephanie F. Says:

    I think the best on is an e-reader because it really easy to read from there, but the iPad you can have a app for math and you may not be able to do that in the e-reader. The e-reader might be the best on because you can only read in there not like the iPad or iPod. Since there is only some games there you won’t be playing around like other devises. In the iPad or iPod you can be reading and doing other things like have a calculators and things for math. I think that both are fine I rather have a iPad for math and other subjects and the e-reader just for reading. I won’t choose the iPod because it is too small compared to the other devises. I also would not choose a laptop because we already have them.

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  215. Jordan. B Says:

    I say the iPad, because it’s easy to use, and is like a compuer, and iPod touch put together. It could be a great educational tool. I think it should only be avalabe to kids that are in middle, or high school, to make sure it doesnt get broken.

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    • R31d H. Says:

      I think that that is a good idea. I really like that idea. It’s a good idea. In fact it’s a grand idea.

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  216. Jonathan Fisher Says:

    I think we should get laptops. We could take notes and our assignments. We should make it were we could bring it home. We should also get like a iprism block for things like facebook, emails, and skype. That should only be during school hours.nI think i would be very helpful for our school.

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    • Josh C Says:

      i think that ipads r better. bc they r 2 big. i think that i pads r cooler. n smalller. i think tht they r better. lol

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  217. Savannah W Says:

    I think that a ipad because it is very useful. You could use it As a book, or a calculator, and download a whole lot of apps. It also has no pop ups or blockers. You could get on the internet. The only thing that i would be worried about is people not focusing. They could download games and play them instead of doing their work. The thing beast for staying on task would be a netbook, but it has many blockers and popups. It also could get a virus very easily. So that is why i would suggest a ipad.

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  218. brenden c Says:

    I think the ipad because it is better and it is cool. it would be a lot better because you can take it to each class everyday. it is also small to carry so it wont be heavy to carry. i would like to use the ipad because it is awesome and some people would agree with that. all you would have to do is carry around a ipad instead of 5 binders which is heavy. thats why i said the ipad.

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  219. Jonathan Fisher Says:

    I think we should get laptops. We could take notes and our assignments. We should make it were we could bring it home. We should also get like a iprism block for things like facebook, emails, and skype. That should only be during school hours.

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  220. Taylor Y. Says:

    I would pick the laptop because thats what they normaly use. Also because you can carge all of them at the same time. also i have one of my own and it ben a great help to me and my family. i dont have to wait for my brother to get off the computer. this has ben the most helpfull thing to us sence sliced bread.

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    • brenden c Says:

      i disagree with the laptop because it would be heavy to carry all day

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      • spencer D Says:

        I agree laptops would be really heavy so we should get ipads because they arent small they are easier to type with than a smart phone and they ca get school related apps

      • Wyatt Young Says:

        ipads are kind of heavy too

  221. Alfredo E Says:

    I think that the iPad would be better because it is just really nice looking and it is really easy to use. iPads can also get the Itunes apps on apple that are only for ipads. ipads are just really nice and easy to carry around. You could easily fit it in your backpack or notebook. Ipads are also small and are really good to use, yes the Ipad screen is kinda small but you will get used to it. Ipads are just overall in my opinion better.

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  222. Alexis O. Says:

    I think that the school should buy iPads. Ithink that they can do a lot. they get a lot of apps that you could use for a lot of your subjects. Becausethey have touch screens you could type or write notes on them. binders can get messy too, so with iPads students might not have as much mess. if a student loses or breaks their iPad they should pay for it.

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  223. DERECK WAYNE Says:

    i think that they shuld get the smart phone. it could be used for mutiple things. we could use them in class to find out research and to look up a definition in class.we could use them for communication too. we could also get a lap top or netbook for internet. we would be able to use it for personal needs and for the needs in class. it would be better to use them than a desk top computer because we have to take turns in class because some class dont have butt three or more computers. so it would be faster in class. so that is what i think we should get.

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  224. Brianna T. :P Says:

    I think the best one would be the i-pad. It would be the best because there are great educational apps that are very usefull in school. It would have things such as books and calculators on it. It would save money on the parents because it already has the items on it. I think its a great learning tool. I think it woulod also be a bit distracting though. Kids would also get carried away looking up stuff and playing around on it.

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  225. David L. Says:

    If I had to choose what item we should get it would be an iPad. It works as a laptop and a iPod. The ipod is smaller and would harder to read, when you can see the whole article with a ipad. The teachers could always see them and it would harder to mess around on them. The iPad is also a lot faster and easier to learn how to use. There are no pop ups which leads away from hackers or viruses. iPads is a lot better than the rest.

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  226. Jordan. B Says:

    I say the iPad, because of the fact that it is like a comuter and iPod put together, and it’s very simple to use. It can be a great educational tool, for students to use. I feel like the kid who uses it needs to be at least, in middle school, or high school, to make sure it won’t get broken.

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  227. Lotus S.P. Says:

    I would recommend that the school should get netbooks. Because, I would normally recommend laptops, but the cheapest laptop you can probably get is around five hundred dollars. And netbooks are just like tiny laptops. I’ve seen a netbook that went for about two hundred dollars. So, it saves the school a lot of money when looking for hand-held devices for five hundred children. But, you can get an iPod Touch for around the same price as the netbook.

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  228. Bryan W. Says:

    I thik that an iPad would be a good decvice for the school. It would be a good device because there is many apps on there that could help you in all classes. I made this choice because i have heard that iPads are a good tool to use. they could be very effecient in each classes and help you too. It would apply to all classes and make everything easy for you if you had a iPad. I think that an Ipad would be a good device in school? Whos with me?

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  229. Hannah Y :) Says:

    i think the school should choose the ipad. It is pretty lightweight and easy to carry to class. You can also get a number of apps to help with every subject. Also, i do not think we need a netbook or laptop because we already have computers for other use. I think the ipad is very kid friendly and most would agree that the ipad is the best choice. I believe that the ipad is universal and can be used for any school activity. The ipad is the best choice.

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    • Alexis O. Says:

      Yeah! we already have computers in all of our classrooms (some don’t have Microsoft Word 😦 ) and we also have that laptop cart (but some don’t work 😦 ). i would not want to pay for a broken one!

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  230. HarryF. Says:

    It’s no point choosing if the newer version of the product come out like the ipad2 what is the point of buying it. If i had to choose it would be the ipad2.

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  231. Jack M Says:

    I think the best technology tool would be a Ipad. I think the Ipad would be a very useful tool learning in school. For math you could use it as a calculator and in Language Arts you could use it as a book to read. I think a Ipad is better than a laptop because it has better technology like reading a book off it.

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  232. Beth B. Says:

    I think that the iPad would be the best choice. I think that it would because it is like all of them combined. You can also get helpful apps for it that would help us. You can do alot of things on a iPad. An e-reader can only read things to them. I think it would be bad to have a smart phone because people would abuse the purpose of it. People would be texting instead of doing work.

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  233. hailey p Says:

    just by reading all the other posts, i think i have been swayed to go with the school buying the ipad, since they would be alot better than the netbook

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  234. !!!!JESSE N!!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    i think that laptops would be the best because they are easy to monitor but like the i-pods are not. The smart phones are too expensive because you have to buy a phone plan plus most kids will probably be texting during class and that can cause some problems. i-pads would be cool to so i gess the two best choices are LAPTOP and an I-PAD

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    • Campbell S. :) Says:

      i agree wit u jesse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  235. cody w a.k.a. baller Says:

    if voyager was able to get personal devices, i would want a ipad, those things are cool. they are really fast and portable, they have a lot of useful apps. they have high definition screens and have a pop up key board when you need. you dont have to use one of those mobile sites. you can also get the ipad in a 3G form so you dont need a internet connection. this is why i say that the ipad will be the best choice

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  236. Zach P Says:

    The device i would recommend to the school to get all students would be the iPad. It is be enough to put to hands on it so there would be less people dropping them. It has a big screen so it is easier to type on and do more educational things. Also with that big screen it is easier for a teacher to see what the student is doing. The iPad is touch screen so it is more user friendly to a student. Also the iPad is the newest thing out there so it would probably have the best technology for a student to use.

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  237. AminahB Says:

    I would recommend iPad. I would recommend them because they are easy for students to carry this technology in the school or take it home. You can get all different apps to helpful learn more or do things that you not good at. they aren’t so big or so small. You can access to the internet with them. Actually you can a lot of things with them. Students also can learn a lot of things with them. Also you can block things for students to don’t go there or some like that.

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  238. Anna S. Says:

    I think that the school should buy iPads. iPads have many applications on them that would benefit learning. Also the screen is bigger than iPod Touches. Students can get the interactive learning that they need. When you have an iPad you can also buy a keyboard to go along with it, so it would be like a laptop just better. iPads are kind of the new things out and as technology progresses kids need to be able to learn how to use technology. iPads would be a great way to teach. Also if everyone had an iPad, you could save paper. Kids could get their worksheets from their teaches via email and then once they are done the kids could email them back to their teachers. Buying iPads would be very beneficial because of the learning applications and saving the paper (which is also saving us money).

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  239. Leah P. Says:

    I think that the school should get the iPads for all of the students. I chose this because they would be the most beneficiary fro our students. There are multiple apps that you can get for the iPad that you cannot get on a laptop. They are a lot more portable than a laptop, but they have more features than the as easily portable netbook. You can surf the web, read books, make diagrams, and much more on th iPad. I would chose the iPad because I think that it is the most sufficient for the students needs at Voyager Academy.

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  240. Josh G Says:

    I would say that a laptop would be the best because it can do all the things an i touch can. With and e reader books are more expensive than paper back. An i pad would be ok but viewing the full screen and typing would be difficult because the key pad almost covers the screen. The smart phone would be the most expensive option because kids would text and play games, just like they found out how to do on calculators, but this time it would actually cost money. I think the laptop would be the best because that way when a student needs to pull up a file it they will know exactly where it is. If everyone had a laptop we could eliminate the paper in the school, with each teacher having electronic home work.Also there would never be a shortage of computers for projects

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  241. Kelsey B Says:

    what is a netbook?

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  242. Brianna S. Says:

    I think the iPad would be most useful because there’s internet on it and you can search things easily. It’s like a laptop, which I really need so I can have my own data and websites ready to use anywhere. It’s also probably easier to carry then a pile of binders. I haven’t seen an iPad before, but I’ve heard that it has really helpful apps, too. It would be easier to organize soft copies than hard copies. I would choose the iPad because it has internet, is like a laptop, is easier to carry, easier to organize, and has helpful apps.

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  243. Aaron D-F Says:

    I would choose the ipad. It is fun and has lots of useful apps that help with education. Also, it would make kids more inclined to work because of its fun interface. I would not go with a netbook. They are small and lame and why not just get a laptop? I know that it is hard for me to concentrate using one. that is why I suggest the ipad.

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  244. fishback Says:

    I think ipads would be best. Ipads are huge glorified ipod touches but the bigger screen can help you type more normally than the tiny keyboard on a touch. Ipads are really cool for games because the screen is big and they have games for learning too. The downside is they can break really easily and they cost alot.

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  245. coryc Says:

    i think we should ger ipads or laptops. if we do this its not like a phone and how you can call sombody up. with a laptop or ipad its better because it is portable but has the same things as a computer. i also think we should get one of those to things because eventually desk tops will be out of date. i also think students will preticapate more because they think these things are cool. i wouldnt let all the kids have phones because of the bill you would have to pay and they dont do many good things for school work. this is what i think about the articals.

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  246. MacT (MacTruck) Says:

    I would recommend a laptop. This product will be the most useful. They have Microsoft on them. They would have all the things i high schooler needs. Laptops are more useful than a Ipad because they can be more durable. Tons of kids are also more use to Microsoft than whatever is on the others.

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  247. Emma S. Says:

    I would recommend an iPad. I think these would be harder than the iPods to lose. I think the students would like using the iPads and I think they would be more focused on their work. Although there is always going to be the student that goofs off and doesn’t do their work, I think for them most part students here would like using the iPads. These would be easy to carry and I’m sure apps would help some students with their work. If a student breaks, loses, or steals the iPad they should pay the school back. I really don’t think we need anything extra right now because we already have so many computers but if we were going to get something new I’d recommend the iPad.

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  248. Kelsey B Says:

    i think an ipad would be best because its bigger than ipod and i doubt youll lose it. laptops would be heavy to carry around all day. i dont know what a netbook is, but it sounds really fancy. ipads have big screens so you can see what youre doing easier. we dont read much in 8th grade, so e-readers would be a waste. people would be texting on a smartphone, but it would still be a tool we could use.

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  249. DeytonC Says:

    I think that we should get ipads for everyone because you can surf the web and do any other task. But if you have the smart phone, ipod touch, or laptop, then people could be usin those the wrong way.

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  250. hailey p Says:

    if voyager would get one of those things, i would say we should get the netbooks. they are like laptops, but they have better screen revolutions and better graphics. i think that the netbooks would be good because they would be handy for taking notes and easy to get on the internet with. there would be no plans like if we got cell phones and the teachers could moniter what they students did at school, so they couldn’t chat with their friends.

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  251. Kelli H Says:

    I think that would be a good idea for all schools that don’t have enough stuff electronics in their home or school to use but people that have ones that they want to donate to people would work for them and the people that don’t have any.

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  252. Asause Says:

    I think they should use the e-readers. They are very useful and helpful to kids and adults. In stead of carrying around a bunch of books all day you can just buy them all on your e-reader. I think they are also able to go online. That could help kids reserch too. This would be very good to get this school. I hope one day our school can have e-readers too.

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  253. Chris C. Says:

    I think the best technology device to get is an iPad. It is the best to get because you can install educational apps like an iPod Touch and surf the web like a laptop. It is like an iPod Touch and a laptop combined. A smartphone isn’t the best thing to get because students might text other students in class for answers. An iPad is an easy thing to use and teachers will be able to interact with students through them.

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  254. kennedic Says:

    i don’t think they should get the smart because kids would be texting in class. the I Pad wold be nice and bigger like a net book you can touch and get a response and you would be able to more things. a net book i think we have enough computers and we can always get one in high school. On an I Pod all you can do is get WiFi for the internet get apps and listen to music so its more like you could use it for fun and its a little to small for me. I think we should get an I Pad because its bigger it is touch responsive and to me it seems more like an over sized I Pod that helps keep you organized.

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  255. #$!ethan H!$# Says:

    i pads are cool and can be used for many things like reading math work history the internet and thats all

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  256. Blake G. Says:

    I think the best thing to buy id the IPad i think so bcuz it is easier to keep up with since it is so big. the draw back of this idea is that the school would have to get alot of money bcuz 1 IPad is about 400 bucks. if the school didnt have that type of money my second choice would be an IPod. Most kids have an ipod touch so the school wouldent have to pay for all of the ipods. the draw back 4 this one is some kids might not get educational apps and take advantage of getting a free ipod

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    • Blake G. Says:

      Correction the Ipad is actually 500 bucks so the cost is even higher and the chance of a school buying them gets lower

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  257. Brock M. Says:

    I think that the best device to get all of the students would be the
    iPod touch. The reason I think the iPod touch would be the best solution is because it has the different educational apps. The reason I chose the iPod over the iPod touch over the iPad is because I think that having Five hundred dollar equipment might get a little distracting. The other thing about the iPod touch is that more and more people are getting iPod touches, meaning that more people would be able to work with the iPod touch at school. The iPod touch also has a potential of being distracting and kids might do the wrong thing.

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  258. Kiera C Says:

    i recommend an ipad or an e-reader. most people, or friends that i have and know, already have an iPod touch, the new one. there is no point in getting a new device like an iPod when we already have. Now i realize dat the 1 da school will give will probably block off anything non-school related. Still, we can get school related things on our own iPod. that is only if we choose to. also, now that i think about, the parents and the students will probably be asked, number one: to make an interest moneywise, and if the parent r okay with the students having it. i would love to have something like this, but the way kids r now being clumsy and all, it’s rediculous.

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  259. tori Says:

    well those are alot to and we aredy have some so

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  260. Ellen M Says:

    I would recommend the iPod Touches for our school. I would like to have the iPod Touches because they have great apps like for instance there are ones where kids can talk to their teachers to ask questions about homework, teachers can contact each other and students in fourth grade will be able to practice their spelling and students in middle and fifth grades can learn and practice what they learned in school. I would not recommend the laptops because there is no useful apps on them. I have a laptop and the only school related thing I can do on it is go on Microsoft Word or PowerPoint or check the school’s website. On the iPod Touches we could get WiFi and then be able to check the school’s website too. Lastly, I have a question for the laptop group… have you found out any apps students could do on the laptop and if there is do students have to go on the internet and search them when ever they want to use them?Also, I really like touch screen things because they are very cool and fun!

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  261. Daniella R. Says:

    I think that we all should get… Smartphones! I like Smartphones because it’ll be like the iPod Touch, iPad, and the laptops, but smaller. I watched the Smartphone video, and we all love texting, and we can text the answers to the teachers! I would really hate to get the e-readers. Paper books are good enough, we don’t need electronic books too.

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  262. BrendanL Says:

    I think That having ipads would be better because it is like a clip board. It has a like billion apps.I also like laptops because most people have laptops.But the laptops could be annoying to carry all day.I dont want net books because i think there just for people who read like all the “book worm” people have them.

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    • Mikayla W Says:

      err you may be right about the ipad but isnt just a big oversized ipod touch? and i have a netbook my self (got it for Christmas hoho) and it’s just like a normal laptop only smaller so are you sure your talking about the netbook or the e-reader?

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  263. Matthew J. Says:

    I think I would choose the ipad. I’d choose it because it’s a great way for learning. It is really simple to use. It is like a portable active board. If one person doesn’t get it, and the person next to him does, the person that gets it can help the other person understand it better. I have used this technology. It is just simple finger motions. Of course, this is MY opinion.

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  264. michael j Says:

    I would chose the lap-top. I picked this because they are easy to carry around. They can also research anything. Some of you may disagree to this and say the i pad is better. It might be but i just like the lap-top.

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    • Anna M Says:

      Would the laptop fit in your locker though. It can break easily if you leave it in there with too much stuff! That is just one of the ways laptops can get broken easily.

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  265. Christine C. Says:

    i think that we should get the smart phones because they are just like a iPod touch but i has a keyboard i think that every one really like s texting so i think its cool that a teacher could text a question to a kid. the smartphone you can also get learning apps just like the iPod touch i like the smartphones also because you can also go online and go to websites like mrscomputerteacher.com and other sites for research. i think smartphones are the best choice.

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  266. sam J Says:

    I believe a MacBook Air is a reasonable choice. They are light, weighing at about 2 pounds. The monitor size is 11 inches to 13.6 inches diagonally across it has and i7 quad processor with 128 gigs of memory and 4 gigs of RAM. This would be a good decision because they start at 999$ and are fast and easy. With it’s small size you could easily fit it inside your book bag for on the go browsing.

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    • Christine C. Says:

      999$ is pretty much saying 1000$ for every kid thats a little expensive don’t you think?

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    • BrendanL Says:

      I agree but it would be too expensive

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    • Anna M Says:

      Wow. That is cool! I should get me one of those!!!!! But i already have a touch! I can have both! My ipod doesn’t get internet everywhere. Do you know if it’s firewall can be broken easily. Can it get hacked into?

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    • Brock M. Says:

      those seem a little expensive for school, what would happen if kids accidentally slammed their backpack down, forgetting that they had their computer in it?

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  267. ethan H Says:

    i think if we get to pick a device i pad would be good to use for reading or teaching apps so the teachers wont have to work or so they can relax and just watch us to see if we are doing it right and the teacher can chill

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  268. Sage W Says:

    I would want to recommend laptops. I would recommended the laptop because it is better to type and research on it. Things like the Ipod Touch, ipads ,and smartphones I think would be to small. You can easily type on a laptop and it is better to me. A netbook could work it is just that I prefer a larger screen and a larger keyboard. An e-reader is too small to and it seems all you can do is read.

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  269. Anna M Says:

    Well all of this technology is very useful. The E-readers i just don’t get. They save some trees,but you have to buy the books and then put it on the E-reader. I find that as a pain in the neck. Nobody would like to deal with that twice. People already have to do that with Ipods, and laptops. So my conclusion is to this response is that this school should buy us all SMARTPHONES!:) ❤

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  270. isami m(: Says:

    i deffanintley thinkk that it should be iPad cuz it has alot of things you can do on it && its reallyyy big so you can see things reallyy clearly. A bunch of kids already have phones so that would be kind of stupid to give kids something they already have. Only the kids with no phones would like that. A lot less kids have iPads though and we would like to use them soooo much more than reading a book or listening to a lecture in classs. We would be able to do more stuff than just read like if we used e-readers. I think this idea is the best, but also really really expensive.

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  271. %EmilyR% Says:

    A quick question. What IS a e-reader?

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    • Anna M Says:

      Even though i’m not in the e-reader group an E-reader is something that you can put electronic books on. I can be very useful to some people. Check out my article to see what i said about these!

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    • sam J Says:

      Well the most direct definition is (from wikipedia) : ‘An e-book reader is similar in form to a tablet computer. A tablet computer typically has a faster screen capable of higher refresh rates which makes them more suitable for interaction. The main advantages of e-book readers are better readability of their screens especially in bright sunlight and longer battery life. This is achieved by using electronic paper technology to display content to readers.
      Any device that can display text on a screen can act as an e-book reader, but without the advantages of the e-paper technology.’

      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book_reader

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    • Christine C. Says:

      im not in the e reader group but its a thing kind of like an ipad but a little smaller and you can download and read books on it

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    • Asause Says:

      It’s like an ipad but you buy books on them. There is a library on the e-reader where you can go and buy as many books as you want. You can also highlight and find the definitions of a word. It’s very cool and i want one really bad. Also some of the 6th graders here have some you can ask them what they are and maybe they’ll show you.

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  272. tori w Says:

    well yea i think alot or people have thies thing .so then ther teachers dont ned to spend that much or the school . if you need to know if they have you caqn just write it down and the people that dont have one then just get that one or alot of them .alos when you get this and give it to the studes make shure they are doing the right thing .

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  273. %EmilyR% Says:

    I think that we should use the iPod Touch. It seems like a lot of people find these to be the best so why should we not like them too? A laptop may be useful but two things:
    1 We have computers here that work fine.
    2 That would be a lot of stuff to pull out.
    I think also that well I don’t know much about the e-reader but I think there would be flaws for that to.

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