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Pen and Paper

Discussion in 'Education news' started by PeterQuint, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. PeterQuint

    PeterQuint Lead commenter

    Exams too, I agree.
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  2. PeterQuint

    PeterQuint Lead commenter

    So we’re not shaping the agenda, then.
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  3. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    What would you like to see on the agenda?
  4. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    It would be interesting to know whether the topics have been decided in discussion with teachers or whether they are decided upon otherwise.
  5. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I write all the time. I can't give my clients, who are all quite needy, a computer to input all their details. They wouldn't know how. If someone calls I grab a bit of scrap paper and make notes. Far easier than having to do it on a computer.

    At home I have a very expensive keyboard but I have bashed the bejesus out of it and now the keys are starting to fail. When a similar thing hapens with a pencil I can sharpen it. And the pencil costs tuppence. For decades we have been told that 'in the future' no one will hand write anything any more. The future, like tomorrow, never eems to arrive. I write as much as I ever did, in spite of spending a great deal of time on the computer.
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  6. SparkMaths

    SparkMaths Occasional commenter

    Never had the dreaded trolley of shared laptops where half haven't been plugged in by the students in the last class and a random number are broken?

    How about the IT Support staff that work from 9:30am to 2:30pm and have breaks at the same times you do?

    Or worked at an academy where every student gets a laptop/tablet in Y7", which destroys the budget and most of them have vanished by Y9?

    What about a private finance initiative IT contract where a basic PC has to be procured from the outsourced IT supplier at multiple times the cost?

    You could even have an underused computer lab full of Apple Macs that are multiple times the cost of an equivalent PC.

    The point is that pen and paper is very difficult to mess up.
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  7. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

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